Pidgin < 2.10.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 55928
SynopsisAn instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host has multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.10.0. As such, it is potentially affected by the following issues :
- A code execution vulnerability caused by clicking on a file:// URI received in an IM that Pidgin will attempt to execute. This can result in the execution of attacker-controlled code if the file is located on a network share. (CVE-2011-3185)
- A denial of service in the IRC protocol plugin caused by processing a specially crafted nickname when listing the set of users. (CVE-2011-2943)
- A denial of service in the MSN protocol plugin caused by incorrect handling of HTTP 100 responses. This only affects users who have enabled the HTTP connection method, which is disabled by default. (CVE-2011-3184)
SolutionUpgrade to Pidgin 2.10.0 or later.