Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:085)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46177

Synopsis

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

Description

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).

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).

Certain malformed SLP messages can trigger a crash because the MSN protocol plugin fails to check that all pieces of the message are set correctly (CVE-2010-0277).

In a user in a multi-user chat room has a nickname containing '<br>' then libpurple ends up having two users with username ' ' in the room, and Finch crashes in this situation. We do not believe there is a possibility of remote code execution (CVE-2010-0420).

oCERT notified us about a problem in Pidgin, where a large amount of processing time will be used when inserting many smileys into an IM or chat window. This should not cause a crash, but Pidgin can become unusable slow (CVE-2010-0423).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program.

This update provides pidgin 2.6.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://pidgin.im/news/security/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46177

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-085.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/29

Updated: 2019/08/02

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:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/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:2009.0

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: 2010/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3615, CVE-2010-0013, CVE-2010-0277, CVE-2010-0420, CVE-2010-0423

BID: 37524, 38294

MDVSA: 2010:085

CWE: 20, 22, 399