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CentOS Update for finch CESA-2013:0646 centos6

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.8

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

9 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. A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2013-0272) A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin Sametime protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted username. (CVE-2013-0273) A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Pidgin processed certain UPnP responses. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted UPnP response that, when processed, would crash Pidgin. (CVE-2013-0274) Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting the above issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter of CVE-2013-0272. 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 6

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)