FreeBSD : libpurple -- Remote DoS via an MSN OIM message that lacks UTF-8 encoding (7289214f-7c55-11e1-ab3b-000bcdf0a03b)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58556


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


US-CERT reports :

The msn_oim_report_to_user function in oim.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.2 allows remote servers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an OIM message that lacks UTF-8 encoding.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58556

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7289214f7c5511e1ab3b000bcdf0a03b.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/04/02

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libpurple, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1178