SuSE 11.2 Security Update : pidgin (SAT Patch Number 7429)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65024


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


pidgin was updated to fix 4 security issues :

- Fixed a crash when receiving UPnP responses with abnormally long values. (CVE-2013-0274, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a crash in Sametime protocol when a malicious server sends us an abnormally long user ID.
(CVE-2013-0273, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a bug where the MXit server or a man-in-the-middle could potentially send specially crafted data that could overflow a buffer and lead to a crash or remote code execution. (CVE-2013-0272, bnc#804742)

- Fixed a bug where a remote MXit user could possibly specify a local file path to be written to.
(CVE-2013-0271, bnc#804742)


Apply SAT patch number 7429.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65024

File Name: suse_11_finch-130227.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/05

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2013/02/27

Reference Information

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