Mandriva Update for pidgin MDVSA-2010:085 (pidgin)

Published: 2010-04-30 12:39:22
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Summary:
Check for the Version of pidgin

Affected Versions:
pidgin on Mandriva Linux 2009.0, Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64

Technical Details:
Security vulnerabilities has been identified and fixed in pidgin: The OSCAR protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.6.3 and Adium before 1.3.7 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via crafted contact-list data for (1) ICQ and possibly (2) AIM, as demonstrated by the SIM IM client (CVE-2009-3615). Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). Directory traversal vulnerability in slp.c in the MSN protocol plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.4 and Adium 1.3.8 allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in an application/x-msnmsgrp2p MSN emoticon (aka custom smiley) request, a related issue to CVE-2004-0122. NOTE: it could be argued that this is resultant from a vulnerability in which an emoticon download request is processed even without a preceding text/x-mms-emoticon message that announced availability of the emoticon (CVE-2010-0013). Certain malformed SLP messages can trigger a crash because the MSN protocol plugin fails to check that all pieces of the message are set correctly (CVE-2010-0277). In a user in a multi-user chat room has a nickname containing '< br> ' then libpurple ends up having two users with username ' ' in the room, and Finch crashes in this situation. We do not believe there is a possibility of remote code execution (CVE-2010-0420). oCERT notified us about a problem in Pidgin, where a large amount of processing time will be used when inserting many smileys into an IM or chat window. This should not cause a crash, but Pidgin can become unusable slow (CVE-2010-0423). Packages for 2009.0 are provided due to the Extended Maintenance Program. This update provides pidgin 2.6.6, which is not vulnerable to these issues.

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3615
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2004-0122
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0013
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0277
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0420
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2010-0423

References:

http://lists.mandriva.com/security-announce/2010-04/msg00053.php

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2010-04-30
Modified
2018-01-17
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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