openSUSE Security Update : pidgin (openSUSE-2017-431)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99194


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This update for pidgin fixes the following issues :

Feature update :

- Update to GNOME 3.20.2 (fate#318572).

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2017-2640: Fix an out of bounds memory read in purple_markup_unescape_entity. (boo#1028835)

- CVE-2014-3698: remote information leak via crafted XMPP message (boo#902408).

- CVE-2014-3696: denial of service parsing Groupwise server message (boo#902410).

- CVE-2014-3695: crash in MXit protocol plug-in (boo#902409).


- Correctly remove *.so files for plugins (fixes devel-file-in-non-devel-package).

- Remove generation of a plugin list to package, simply add it all in %files with exclusions.

- Build with GStreamer 1.x on SLE 12 SP2.

- Fix SASL EXTERNAL fingerprint authentication (boo#1009974).

- Use ALSA as default for avoiding broken volume control of pa sink (boo#886670).


Update the affected pidgin packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 99194

File Name: openSUSE-2017-431.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/05

Modified: 2017/04/06

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-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:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3695, CVE-2014-3696, CVE-2014-3698, CVE-2017-2640

IAVB: 2017-B-0029