SuSE 11.1 Security Update : pidgin, finch and libpurple (SAT Patch Number 6534)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64130


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


This update of pidgin fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in the MXit protocol which could have potentially been exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running pidgin. (CVE-2012-3374)


Apply SAT patch number 6534.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64130

File Name: suse_11_finch-120712.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/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: 2012/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3374