Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60902
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple 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)
Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.