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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.66693
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0044
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0044.

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

A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol
implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted emoticon
image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary
file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. 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 correct
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-2010-0044.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0013
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-January/033771.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-January/033848.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:085
http://d.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/3d02401cf232459fc80c0837d31e05fae7ae5467
http://d.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/info/4be2df4f72bd8a55cdae7f2554b73342a497c92f
http://events.ccc.de/congress/2009/Fahrplan/events/3596.en.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/02/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/07/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/07/2
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10333
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17620
http://secunia.com/advisories/37953
http://secunia.com/advisories/37954
http://secunia.com/advisories/37961
http://secunia.com/advisories/38915
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1022203.1-1
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-277450-1
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:006 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-03/msg00004.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3662
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3663
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1020
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