Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pidgin (MDVSA-2012:082)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61954


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in pidgin :

A series of specially crafted file transfer requests can cause clients to reference invalid memory. The user must have accepted one of the file transfer requests (CVE-2012-2214).

Incoming messages with certain characters or character encodings can cause clients to crash (CVE-2012-2318).

This update provides pidgin 2.10.4, which is not vulnerable to these issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61954

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-082.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:finch, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64finch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64purple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libfinch0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpurple0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-bonjour, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-gevolution, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-i18n, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-plugins, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-silc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pidgin-tcl, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2214, CVE-2012-2318

BID: 53400

MDVSA: 2012:082