Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-3031-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92033


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Yves Younan discovered that Pidgin contained multiple issues in the MXit protocol support. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libpurple0 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92033

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3031-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/13

Modified: 2017/03/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpurple0, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2365, CVE-2016-2366, CVE-2016-2367, CVE-2016-2368, CVE-2016-2369, CVE-2016-2370, CVE-2016-2371, CVE-2016-2372, CVE-2016-2373, CVE-2016-2374, CVE-2016-2375, CVE-2016-2376, CVE-2016-2377, CVE-2016-2378, CVE-2016-2380, CVE-2016-4323

OSVDB: 140394, 140395, 140396, 140397, 140398, 140399, 140400, 140401, 140402, 140403, 140404, 140405, 140406, 140407, 140408, 140409

USN: 3031-1