SuSE 11.1 Security Update : finch, libpurple and pidgin (SAT Patch Number 6294)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64128


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


Various remote triggerable crashes in pidgin have been fixed :

- In some situations the MSN server sends text that isn't UTF-8 encoded, and Pidgin fails to verify the text's encoding. In some cases this can lead to a crash when attempting to display the text (). (CVE-2012-1178)

- Incoming messages with certain characters or character encodings can cause clients to crash. (CVE-2012-1178 / CVE-2012-2318)

- 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.


Apply SAT patch number 6294.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64128

File Name: suse_11_finch-120515.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:finch, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libpurple-tcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:pidgin, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1178, CVE-2012-2214, CVE-2012-2318