Pidgin < 2.6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5168


The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.


The 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)


Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5168

Published: 2009/09/11

Updated: 2019/03/06

Nessus ID: 40986

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:pidgin:pidgin

Patch Publication Date: 2009/08/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/09/11

Reference Information

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

BID: 36367, 36368