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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870795
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for pidgin RHSA-2012:1102-01
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.

A flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol plug-in processed text
that was not encoded in UTF-8. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted MSN message. (CVE-2012-1178)

An input validation flaw was found in the way the Pidgin MSN protocol
plug-in handled MSN notification messages. A malicious server or a remote
attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted
MSN notification message. (CVE-2012-2318)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit protocol plug-in. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a MXit
message containing specially-crafted emoticon tags. (CVE-2012-3374)

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 Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.5

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-1178
BugTraq ID: 52475
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/52475
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:029
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A18019
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:1102
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1102.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/50005
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2318
BugTraq ID: 53400
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/53400
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:082
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17448
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2012:0866 (Google Search)
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/15136503
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-3374
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2012:105
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A17678
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2012:0890 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-07/msg00009.html
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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