Oracle Linux 6 : pidgin (ELSA-2013-0646)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 68791
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0646 :
Updated pidgin packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.
Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially crafted HTTP request.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin Sametime protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially crafted username.
A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Pidgin processed certain UPnP responses. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted UPnP response that, when processed, would crash Pidgin. (CVE-2013-0274)
Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting the above issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter of CVE-2013-0272.
All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected pidgin packages.