Pidgin < 2.6.5 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 5298

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

The remote host is running Pidgin &lt; 2.6.5. Such versions are potentially affected by an information disclosure vulnerability because the MSN protocol plugin axtracts the filename of a custom emoticon from an incoming request and uploads that file without correlating the filename to a valid custom emoticon.

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.5 or later.

See Also

http://events.ccc.de/congress/2009/Fahrplan/events/3596.en.html

http://www.pidgin.im/news/security/?id=42

http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=42

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 5298

Published: 2010/01/12

Modified: 2016/01/21

Nessus ID: 43862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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:L/I:N/A:N

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

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0013

BID: 37524