Pidgin < 2.10.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64670

Synopsis

An instant messaging client installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of Pidgin installed on the remote host is earlier than 2.10.7. It is, therefore, potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An error exists related to the 'MXit' plugin and the saving of images that could allow arbitrary files to be overwritten. (CVE-2013-0271)

- A stack-based buffer overflow exists in the function 'mxit_cb_http_read' in the file 'libpurple/protocols/mxit/http.c' that could allow arbitrary code execution when handling certain HTTP headers. (CVE-2013-0272)

- An error exists in the function 'mw_prpl_normalize' in the file 'libpurple/protocols/sametime/sametime.c' that could allow denial of service attacks when handling user IDs longer than 4096 bytes. (CVE-2013-0273)

- Errors exist in the functions 'upnp_parse_description_cb', 'purple_upnp_discover_send_broadcast', 'looked_up_public_ip_cb', 'looked_up_internal_ip_cb', 'purple_upnp_set_port_mapping', and 'purple_upnp_remove_port_mapping' in the file 'libpurple/upnp.c' that could allow denial of service attacks when handling certain UPnP response messages.
(CVE-2013-0274)

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.10.7 or later.

See Also

https://bitbucket.org/pidgin/

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=65

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=66

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=67

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=68

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64670

File Name: pidgin_2_10_7.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2013/02/18

Updated: 2019/12/04

Dependencies: 34205

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-0272

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin

Required KB Items: SMB/Pidgin/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0271, CVE-2013-0272, CVE-2013-0273, CVE-2013-0274

BID: 57951, 57952, 57954