Debian Security Advisory DSA 2859-1 (pidgin - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2014-02-09 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Affected Versions:
pidgin on Debian Linux

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), no direct backport is provided. A fixed Linux Distribution Package will be provided through shortly. For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.10.9-1~deb7u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.10.9-1. We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin Linux Distribution Packages.

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client: CVE-2013-6477 Jaime Breva Ribes discovered that a remote XMPP user can trigger a crash by sending a message with a timestamp in the distant future. CVE-2013-6478 Pidgin could be crashed through overly wide tooltip windows. CVE-2013-6479Jacob Appelbaum discovered that a malicious server or a man in the middle could send a malformed HTTP header resulting in denial of service. CVE-2013-6481 Daniel Atallah discovered that Pidgin could be crashed through malformed Yahoo! P2P messages. CVE-2013-6482 Fabian Yamaguchi and Christian Wressnegger discovered that Pidgin could be crashed through malformed MSN messages. CVE-2013-6483 Fabian Yamaguchi and Christian Wressnegger discovered that Pidgin could be crashed through malformed XMPP messages. CVE-2013-6484 It was discovered that incorrect error handling when reading the response from a STUN server could result in a crash. CVE-2013-6485 Matt Jones discovered a buffer overflow in the parsing of malformed HTTP responses. CVE-2013-6487 Yves Younan and Ryan Pentney discovered a buffer overflow when parsing Gadu-Gadu messages. CVE-2013-6489 Yves Younan and Pawel Janic discovered an integer overflow when parsing MXit emoticons. CVE-2013-6490 Yves Younan discovered a buffer overflow when parsing SIMPLE headers. CVE-2014-0020 Daniel Atallah discovered that Pidgin could be crashed via malformed IRC arguments.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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