openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-SU-2013:0405-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74915


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


pidgin was updated to fix security issues :

- Fix a crash when receiving UPnP responses with abnormally long values. (CVE-2013-0274)

- Fix a crash in Sametime when a malicious server sends us an abnormally long user ID. (CVE-2013-0273)

- Fix 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)

- Fix a bug where a remote MXit user could possibly specify a local file path to be written to.


Update the affected pidgin packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74915

File Name: openSUSE-2013-177.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


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: 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-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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/27

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 90231, 90232, 90233, 90234