GLSA-201405-22 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 74064


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-22 (Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Pidgin process, cause a Denial of Service condition, overwrite files, or spoof traffic.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pidgin users on HPPA or users of GNOME 3.8 and later on AMD64 or X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9-r1' All Pidgin users on ALPHA, PPC, PPC64, SPARC, and users of GNOME before 3.8 on AMD64 and X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 74064

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-22.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pidgin, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6152, CVE-2013-0271, CVE-2013-0272, CVE-2013-0273, CVE-2013-0274, CVE-2013-6477, CVE-2013-6478, CVE-2013-6479, CVE-2013-6481, CVE-2013-6482, CVE-2013-6483, CVE-2013-6484, CVE-2013-6485, CVE-2013-6487, CVE-2013-6489, CVE-2013-6490, CVE-2014-0020

BID: 57951, 57952, 57954, 65188, 65192, 65195, 65243, 65492

OSVDB: 90231, 90232, 90233, 90234, 102614, 102615, 102616, 102617, 102618, 102619, 102620, 102621, 102622, 102623, 102625, 102626, 102627, 102628, 102629

GLSA: 201405-22