CentOS 4 / 5 : pidgin (CESA-2010:0044)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44028


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.

A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. Refer to the Pidgin release notes for a full list of changes:

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected pidgin packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44028

File Name: centos_RHSA-2010-0044.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/15

Updated: 2019/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:finch, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:finch-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpurple-perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libpurple-tcl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pidgin-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pidgin-perl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0013

BID: 37524

RHSA: 2010:0044

CWE: 22