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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.64666
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1218
Summary:Redhat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1218
Description:The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1218.

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple
accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.

Federico Muttis of Core Security Technologies discovered a flaw 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-2009-2694)

Note: Users can change their privacy settings to only allow messages from
users on their buddy list to limit the impact of this flaw.

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.5.9. Refer to the Pidgin release
notes for a full list of changes: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
this issue. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

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-2009-1218.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-2694
http://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/9615
http://www.coresecurity.com/content/libpurple-arbitrary-write
Debian Security Information: DSA-1870 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1870
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2009:1218
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1218.html
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-266908-1
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10319
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6320
http://secunia.com/advisories/36384
http://secunia.com/advisories/36392
http://secunia.com/advisories/36401
http://secunia.com/advisories/36402
http://secunia.com/advisories/36708
http://secunia.com/advisories/37071
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2303
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/2663
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