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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44965


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


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.

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


Apply SAT patch number 2019.

See Also

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

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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