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CentOS Update for pidgin CESA-2009:1535 centos3 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 'pidgin' 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 invalid pointer dereference bug was found in the way the Pidgin OSCAR protocol implementation processed lists of contacts. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted contact list to a user running Pidgin, causing Pidgin to crash. (CVE-2009-3615) A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin IRC protocol plug-in handles IRC topics. A malicious IRC server could send a specially-crafted IRC TOPIC message, which once received by Pidgin, would lead to a denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-2703) A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol plug-in handles improper MSNSLP invitations. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted MSNSLP invitation request, which once accepted by a valid Pidgin user, would lead to a denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-3083) All Pidgin users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

pidgin on CentOS 3

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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