SuSE 11 Security Update : pidgin (SAT Patch Number 2019)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44965

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities :

- Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 : Path Traversal (CWE-22))

- MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. (CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 : Resource Management Errors (CWE-399))

- Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch.
(CVE-2010-0420)

- A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0423)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 2019.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=567799

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=569616

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0013.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0277.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0420.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-0423.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44965

File Name: suse_11_finch-100219.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/03/03

Updated: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:finch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple-tcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:pidgin-otr, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0013, CVE-2010-0277, CVE-2010-0420, CVE-2010-0423

CWE: 20, 22, 399