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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60724


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


A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5.

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60724

File Name: sl_20100114_pidgin_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0013

CWE: 22