Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2010:148)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 48318
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin :
The clientautoresp function in family_icbm.c in the oscar protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.7.2 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via an X-Status message that lacks the expected end tag for a (1) desc or (2) title element (CVE-2010-2528).
Packages for 2008.0 and 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program for those products.
This update provides pidgin 2.7.3, which is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.