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Pidgin < 2.6.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium

Synopsis

The remote host is vulnerable to multiple attack vectors.

Description

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)

Solution

Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.1 or later.