openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-SU-2013:0511-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74934


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Pidgin was updated to 2.10.7 to fix various security issues and the bug that IRC did not work at all in 12.3.

Changes :

- Add pidgin-irc-sasl.patch: link irc module to SASL.
Allows the IRC module to be loaded (bnc#806975).

- Update to version 2.10.7 (bnc#804742) :

+ Alien hatchery :

- No changes

+ General :

- The configure script will now exit with status 1 when specifying invalid protocol plugins using the

--with-static-prpls and --with-dynamic-prpls arguments.

+ libpurple :

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

- Don't link directly to libgcrypt when building with GnuTLS support. (

- Fix UPnP mappings on routers that return empty <URLBase/> elements in their response. (

- Tcl plugin uses saner, race-free plugin loading.

- Fix the Tcl signals-test plugin for savedstatus-changed.

+ Pidgin :

- Make Pidgin more friendly to non-X11 GTK+, such as MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.

+ Gadu-Gadu :

- Fix a crash at startup with large contact list. Avatar support for buddies will be disabled until 3.0.0.

+ IRC :

- Support for SASL authentication. (

- Print topic setter information at channel join.

+ MSN :

- Fix SSL certificate issue when signing into MSN for some users.

- Fix a crash when removing a user before its icon is loaded. (

+ MXit :

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

- 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)

- Display farewell messages in a different colour to distinguish them from normal messages.

- Add support for typing notification.

- Add support for the Relationship Status profile attribute.

- Remove all reference to Hidden Number.

- Ignore new invites to join a GroupChat if you're already joined, or still have a pending invite.

- The buddy's name was not centered vertically in the buddy-list if they did not have a status-message or mood set.

- Fix decoding of font-size changes in the markup of received messages.

- Increase the maximum file size that can be transferred to 1 MB.

- When setting an avatar image, no longer downscale it to 96x96.

+ Sametime :

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

+ Yahoo! :

- Fix a double-free in profile/picture loading code.

- Fix retrieving server-side buddy aliases.

+ Plugins :

- The Voice/Video Settings plugin supports using the sndio GStreamer backends. (

- Fix a crash in the Contact Availability Detection plugin. (

- Make the Message Notification plugin more friendly to non-X11 GTK+, such as MacPorts' +no_x11 variant.

+ Windows-Specific Changes :

- Compile with secure flags (

- Installer downloads GTK+ Runtime and Debug Symbols more securely. (

- Updates to a number of dependencies, some of which have security related fixes. (,, . ATK 1.32.0-2 . Cyrus SASL 2.1.25 . expat 2.1.0-1 . freetype 2.4.10-1 .
gettext . Glib 2.28.8-1 . libpng 1.4.12-1 .
libxml2 2.9.0-1 . NSS 3.13.6 and NSPR 4.9.2 . Pango 1.29.4-1 . SILC 1.1.10 . zlib 1.2.5-2

- Patch libmeanwhile (sametime library) to fix crash.


Update the affected pidgin packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74934

File Name: openSUSE-2013-231.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: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.3

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: 2013/03/11

Reference Information

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

BID: 57951, 57952, 57954