Fedora 16 : pidgin-2.10.2-1.fc16 (2012-4595)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58470


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


version 2.10.2 (03/14/2012)

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General: Fix compilation when using binutils 2.22 and new GDK pixbuf.
(#14799) Fix compilation of the MXit protocol plugin with GLib 2.31.

Pidgin: Add support for the GNOME3 Network dialog. (#13882) Fix rare crash. (#14392) Add support for the GNOME3 Default Application dialog for configuring the Browser.

libpurple: Support new connection states and signals for NetworkManager 0.9+. (Dan Williams) (#13859)

AIM and ICQ: Fix a possible crash when receiving an unexpected message from the server. (Thijs Alkemade) (#14983) Allow signing on with usernames containing periods and underscores. (#13500) Allow adding buddies containing periods and underscores. (#13500) Don't try to format ICQ usernames entered as email addresses. Gets rid of an 'Unable to format username' error at login. (#13883)

MSN: Fix possible crashes caused by not validating incoming messages as UTF-8. (Thijs Alkemade) (#14884) Support new protocol version MSNP18. (#14753) Fix messages to offline contacts. (#14302)

Windows-Specific Changes: Fix the installer downloading of spell-checking dictionaries (#14612) Fix compilation of the Bonjour protocol plugin. (#14802)

Plugins: The autoaccept plugin will no longer reset the preference for unknown buddies to 'Auto Reject' in certain cases. (#14964)

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Update the affected pidgin package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58470

File Name: fedora_2012-4595.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/26

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pidgin, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/24

Reference Information

BID: 52475, 52476

FEDORA: 2012-4595