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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870500
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for pidgin RHSA-2011:1371-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'pidgin'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'pidgin'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

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

An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the Pidgin SILC (Secure
Internet Live Conferencing) protocol plug-in escaped certain UTF-8
characters. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin via a
specially-crafted SILC message. (CVE-2011-3594)

Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way the Pidgin
Yahoo! Messenger Protocol plug-in handled malformed YMSG packets. A remote
attacker could use these flaws to crash Pidgin via a specially-crafted
notification message. (CVE-2011-1091)

Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting CVE-2011-1091.
Upstream acknowledges Marius Wachtler as the original reporter of
CVE-2011-1091.

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

Affected Software/OS:
pidgin on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4,
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
4.3

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1091
BugTraq ID: 46837
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/46837
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-March/055874.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-March/056309.html
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18402
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0616.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-1371.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/43695
http://secunia.com/advisories/43721
http://secunia.com/advisories/46376
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2011&m=slackware-security.466884
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0066 (Google Search)
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/13195955
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0643
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0661
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0669
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0703
XForce ISS Database: pidgin-yahoo-protocol-dos(66055)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/66055
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3594
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:183
http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/be5e66abad2af29604bc794cc4c6600ab12751f3/with/7eb1f6d56cc58bbb5b56b7df53955d36b9b419b8
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=743481
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18034
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