Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60644


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


CVE-2009-2694 pidgin: insufficient input validation in msn_slplink_process_msg()

Federico Muttis of Core Security Technologies discovered a flaw 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-2009-2694)

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60644

File Name: sl_20090818_pidgin_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2694

CWE: 399