SuSE 10 Security Update : pidgin (ZYPP Patch Number 6856)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51727


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


This update of pidgin fixes various security vulnerabilities :

- Remote file disclosure vulnerability by using the MSN protocol. CVE-2010-0277: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9:
Resource Management Errors (CWE-399) MSN protocol plugin in libpurple allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) at least. CVE-2010-0420:
Same nick names in XMPP MUC lead to a crash in finch.
CVE-2010-0423: A remote denial of service attack (resource consumption) is possible by sending an IM with a lot of smilies in it. (CVE-2010-0013: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3: Path Traversal (CWE-22))


Apply ZYPP patch number 6856.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51727

File Name: suse_finch-6856.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/27

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/19

Reference Information

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

CWE: 20, 22, 399