Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60644
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.