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CentOS Update for finch CESA-2010:0788 centos5 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'finch' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way Pidgin handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash Pidgin if the target Pidgin user was using the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol, MSN, MySpace, or Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol plug-ins, or using the Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM) protocol for authentication. (CVE-2010-3711) A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol plug-in processed custom emoticon messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending specially-crafted emoticon messages during mutual communication. (CVE-2010-1624) Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter of CVE-2010-3711, and Pierre Nogus of Meta Security as the original reporter of CVE-2010-1624. All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

finch on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)