Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43853


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin :

The OSCAR protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.3 and Adium before 1.3.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted contact-list data for (1) ICQ and possibly (2) AIM, as demonstrated by the SIM IM client (CVE-2009-3615).

Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

This update provides pidgin 2.6.5, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43853

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/01/12

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:finch, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64finch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfinch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-bonjour, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-gevolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-i18n, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-mono, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-plugins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-silc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-tcl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3615, CVE-2010-0013

BID: 37524

MDVSA: 2010:001

CWE: 22, 399