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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61254
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0584
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0584.

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Internet Messaging client.

An integer overflow flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler. If a
user received a malicious MSN message, it was possible to execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2008-2927)

Note: the default Pidgin privacy setting only allows messages from users in
the buddy list. This prevents arbitrary MSN users from exploiting this
flaw.

This update also addresses the following bug:

* when attempting to connect to the ICQ network, Pidgin would fail to
connect, present an alert saying the The client version you are using is
too old, and de-activate the ICQ account. This update restores Pidgin's
ability to connect to the ICQ network.

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0584.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.8

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-2927
BugTraq ID: 29956
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29956
Bugtraq: 20080625 Pidgin 2.4.1 Vulnerability (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/493682
Bugtraq: 20080806 rPSA-2008-0246-1 gaim (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495165/100/0/threaded
Bugtraq: 20080828 ZDI-08-054: Multiple Vendor libpurple MSN Protocol SLP Message Heap Overflow Vulnerability (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495818/100/0/threaded
Debian Security Information: DSA-1610 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1610
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:143
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:127
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-054
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/04/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/07/03/6
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11695
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17972
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0584.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020451
http://secunia.com/advisories/30971
http://secunia.com/advisories/31016
http://secunia.com/advisories/31105
http://secunia.com/advisories/31387
http://secunia.com/advisories/31642
http://secunia.com/advisories/32859
http://secunia.com/advisories/32861
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-675-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-675-2
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2032/references
XForce ISS Database: adium-msnprotocol-code-execution(44774)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44774
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