Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL 3.0.x , SL 4.x , SL 5.x

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60438

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An integer overflow flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler.
If a user received a malicious MSN message, it was possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Pidgin.
(CVE-2008-2927)

Note: the default Pidgin privacy setting only allows messages from users in the buddy list. This prevents arbitrary MSN users from exploiting this flaw.

This update also addresses the following bug :

- when attempting to connect to the ICQ network, Pidgin would fail to connect, present an alert saying the 'The client version you are using is too old', and de-activate the ICQ account. This update restores Pidgin's ability to connect to the ICQ network.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f06b4ca

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60438

File Name: sl_20080711_pidgin_on_SL_3_0_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2927

CWE: 189