openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-2012-29)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74639


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


pidgin was updated to version 2.10.1

+ AIM and ICQ :

- Fix remotely-triggerable crashes by validating strings in a few messages related to buddy list management (bnc#736147, CVE-2011-4601).

+ Bonjour :

- IPv6 fixes

+ Gadu-Gadu :

- Fix problems linking against GnuTLS.

+ IRC :

- Fix a memory leak when admitting UTF-8 text with a non-UTF-8 primary encoding.

+ Jabber :

- Fix crashes and memory leaks when receiving malformed voice and video requests.

+ Sametime :

- Separate 'username' and 'server' when adding new Sametime accounts.

- Fix compilation in Visual C++.

+ SILC :

- Fix CVE-2011-3594, by UTF-8 validating incoming messages before passing them to glib or libpurple.

+ Yahoo! :

- Fetch buddy icons in some cases where we previously weren't.


Update the affected pidgin packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74639

File Name: openSUSE-2012-29.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:finch-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-branding-openSUSE, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-branding-upstream, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-meanwhile, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-meanwhile-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-tcl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpurple-tcl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-evolution, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pidgin-evolution-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3594, CVE-2011-4601