Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL 3.0.x , SL 4.x , SL 5.x
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60438
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.