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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.800931
Category:General
Title:Pidgin Multiple Vulnerabilities - Sep09 (Win)
Summary:Check for the version of Pidgin
Description:
Overview:
This host has Pidgin installed and is prone to multiple vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Insight:
- The application connects to Jabberd servers that are not fully compliant
with the XMPP specifications without encryption, even if the
'Require SSL/TLS' setting is configured.
- An error ocurrs in compililg libpurple while processing malicious links
received via the Yahoo Messenger protocol.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will let the attacker obtain sensitive information
by sniffing XMPP sessions and cause application crash.

Impact Level: Application

Affected Software/OS:
Pidgin version 2.6.0 on Windows

Fix: Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.6.1
http://pidgin.im/download

References:
http://secunia.com/advisories/36384/
http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=35
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=542891
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/19/2
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3025
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/19/2
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6167
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-unspecified-dos(52994)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/52994
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3026
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/24/2
BugTraq ID: 36368
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36368
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11070
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5757
http://secunia.com/advisories/37071
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-libpurple-weak-security(53000)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/53000
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2009 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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