Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:097)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46663


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


A security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin :

The msn_emoticon_msg function in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a custom emoticon in a malformed SLP message (CVE-2010-1624).

Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program for those products.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46663

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-097.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/05/19

Modified: 2016/05/17

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:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1624

BID: 40138

MDVSA: 2010:097