SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 6342)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51723


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


Several bugfixes were done for the Instant Messenger Pidgin :

- Malformed responses to file transfers could cause a buffer overflow in pidgin (CVE-2009-1373) and specially crafted packets could crash it. (CVE-2009-1375)

- The fix against integer overflows in the msn protocol handling was incomplete. (CVE-2009-1376)

- Fixed misparsing ICQ message as SMS DoS (CVE-2009-1889, Pidgin#9483).

Also the Yahoo IM protocol was made to work again.


Apply ZYPP patch number 6342.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51723

File Name: suse_finch-6342.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/27

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1373, CVE-2009-1375, CVE-2009-1376, CVE-2009-1889

CWE: 119, 189, 399