Pidgin < 2.6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5168
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.
DescriptionThe remote host is running Pidgin < 2.6.1. Such versions are potentially affected by multiple issues :
- A denial-of-service vulnerability because it fails to properly handle malformed links sent via the Yahoo Instant Messenger protocol. (CVE-2009-3025)
- A man-in-the-middle vulnerability exists because the application does not require the TLS/SSL preference to be enabled when connecting to older Jabber servers. (CVE-2009-3026)
SolutionUpgrade to Pidgin 2.6.1 or later.