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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.66959
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-902-1 (pidgin)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-902-1 (pidgin)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to pidgin
announced via advisory USN-902-1.

Details follow:

Fabian Yamaguchi discovered that Pidgin incorrectly validated all fields of
an incoming message in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could
send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-0277)

Sadrul Habib Chowdhury discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain
nicknames in Finch group chat rooms. A remote attacker could use a
specially crafted nickname and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial
of service. (CVE-2010-0420)

Antti Hayrynen discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled large numbers of
smileys. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause
Pidgin to become unresponsive, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-0423)

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.9

Ubuntu 8.10:
pidgin 1:2.5.2-0ubuntu1.7

Ubuntu 9.04:
pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8.6

Ubuntu 9.10:
pidgin 1:2.6.2-1ubuntu7.2

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Pidgin to effect
the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-902-1

Risk factor : Medium
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
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0420
Debian Security Information: DSA-2038 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2038
http://www.osvdb.org/62439
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11485
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18230
http://secunia.com/advisories/39509
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0914
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-xmpp-nickname-dos(56399)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/56399
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0423
http://www.osvdb.org/62440
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9842
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17554
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-smileys-dos(56394)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/56394
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