SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA security vulnerability has been identified and fixed in pidgin :
It has been discovered that eight denial of service conditions exist in libpurple all due to insufficient validation of the return value from purple_base64_decode(). Invalid or malformed data received in place of a valid base64-encoded value in portions of the Yahoo!, MSN, MySpaceIM, and XMPP protocol plugins and the NTLM authentication support trigger a crash. These vulnerabilities can be leveraged by a remote user for denial of service (CVE-2010-3711).
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This update provides pidgin 2.7.4, which is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.