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CentOS Update for finch CESA-2011:1371 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 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. An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the Pidgin SILC (Secure Internet Live Conferencing) protocol plug-in escaped certain UTF-8 characters. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin via a specially-crafted SILC message. (CVE-2011-3594) Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way the Pidgin Yahoo! Messenger Protocol plug-in handled malformed YMSG packets. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash Pidgin via a specially-crafted notification message. (CVE-2011-1091) Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting CVE-2011-1091. Upstream acknowledges Marius Wachtler as the original reporter of CVE-2011-1091. 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 4

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)