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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.69187
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0890
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0890.

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

Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way Pidgin
handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash
Pidgin if the target Pidgin user was using the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol,
MSN, MySpace, or Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol
plug-ins, or using the Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM) protocol for
authentication. (CVE-2010-3711)

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter.

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to resolve these issues. 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-2010-0890.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-3711
BugTraq ID: 44283
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/44283
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/050227.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-October/050133.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/050695.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2010:208
http://www.osvdb.org/68773
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18506
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0788.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0890.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024623
http://secunia.com/advisories/41893
http://secunia.com/advisories/41899
http://secunia.com/advisories/42075
http://secunia.com/advisories/42294
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2010&m=slackware-security.462352
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1014-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2753
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2754
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2755
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2847
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2851
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/2870
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-purplebase64decode-dos(62708)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/62708
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