Pidgin < 2.6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5168

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The remote host is running Pidgin &lt; 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)

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.1 or later.

See Also

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=36

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=35

http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5168

Published: 2009/09/11

Modified: 2016/01/21

Nessus ID: 40986

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS3#AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3025, CVE-2009-3026

BID: 36367, 36368