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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60876

Synopsis

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

Description

Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way Pidgin handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash Pidgin if the target Pidgin user was using the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol, MSN, MySpace, or Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol plug-ins, or using the Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM) protocol for authentication. (CVE-2010-3711)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol plug-in processed custom emoticon messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending specially crafted emoticon messages during mutual communication. (CVE-2010-1624)

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?466d64f2

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60876

File Name: sl_20101021_pidgin_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1624, CVE-2010-3711