Debian Security Advisory DSA 3620-1 (pidgin - security update)

Published: 2016-07-14 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
pidgin on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2.11.0-0+deb8u1. For the testing distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 2.11.0-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.11.0-1. We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Yves Younan of Cisco Talos discovered several vulnerabilities in the MXit protocol support in pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client. A remote attacker can take advantage of these flaws to cause a denial of service (application crash), overwrite files, information disclosure, or potentially to execute arbitrary code.

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

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2365
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2366
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2367
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2368
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2369
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2370
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2371
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2372
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2373
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2374
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2375
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2376
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2377
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2378
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-2380
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-4323

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3620.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2016-07-14
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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