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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.800423
Category:Denial of Service
Title:Pidgin MSN Protocol Plugin Denial Of Service Vulnerability (Win)
Summary:Check for the version of Pidgin
Description:
Overview: This host has Pidgin installed and is prone to Denial Of Service
vulnerability

Vulnerability Insight:
This issue is due to an error in 'slp.c' within the 'MSN protocol plugin'
in 'libpurple' when processing MSN request.

Impact:
Attackers can exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (memory corruption)
or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
Pidgin version prior to 2.6.4 on Windows.

Fix: Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.6.6 or later.
For updates refer to http://pidgin.im/download

References:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/07/2
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=2010-0277
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0277
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/07/2
http://events.ccc.de/congress/2009/Fahrplan/events/3596.en.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035332.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035409.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035347.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:041
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:085
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0115
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0115.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:006 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-902-1
BugTraq ID: 38294
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38294
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9421
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18348
http://secunia.com/advisories/38563
http://secunia.com/advisories/38640
http://secunia.com/advisories/38658
http://secunia.com/advisories/38712
http://secunia.com/advisories/38915
http://secunia.com/advisories/41868
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0413
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1020
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2693
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2010 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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