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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.871854
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for pidgin RHSA-2017:1854-01
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. The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream
version: pidgin (2.10.11). (BZ#1369526) Security Fix(es): * A denial of service
flaw was found in the way Pidgin's Mxit plug-in handled emoticons. A malicious
remote server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially use this flaw to
crash Pidgin by sending a specially crafted emoticon. (CVE-2014-3695) * A denial
of service flaw was found in the way Pidgin parsed Groupwise server messages. A
malicious remote server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could potentially use
this flaw to cause Pidgin to consume an excessive amount of memory, possibly
leading to a crash, by sending a specially crafted message. (CVE-2014-3696) * An
information disclosure flaw was discovered in the way Pidgin parsed XMPP
messages. A malicious remote server or a man-in-the-middle attacker could
potentially use this flaw to disclose a portion of memory belonging to the
Pidgin process by sending a specially crafted XMPP message. (CVE-2014-3698) * An
out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way Pidgin processed XML content. A
malicious remote server could potentially use this flaw to crash Pidgin or
execute arbitrary code in the context of the pidgin process. (CVE-2017-2640) *
It was found that Pidgin's SSL/TLS plug-ins had a flaw in the certificate
validation functionality. An attacker could use this flaw to create a fake
certificate, that Pidgin would trust, which could be used to conduct
man-in-the-middle attacks against Pidgin. (CVE-2014-3694) Red Hat would like to
thank the Pidgin project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Yves
Younan (Cisco Talos) and Richard Johnson (Cisco Talos) as the original reporters
of CVE-2014-3695 and CVE-2014-3696 Thijs Alkemade and Paul Aurich as the
original reporters of CVE-2014-3698 and Jacob Appelbaum and Moxie Marlinspike as
the original reporters of CVE-2014-3694. Additional Changes: For detailed
information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4
Release Notes linked from the References section.

Affected Software/OS:
pidgin on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

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-2014-3694
Debian Security Information: DSA-3055 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3055
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1854
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1854
http://secunia.com/advisories/60741
http://secunia.com/advisories/61968
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2014:1376 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-11/msg00023.html
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2014:1397 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-11/msg00037.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2390-1
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3695
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3696
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-3698
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-2640
BugTraq ID: 96775
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96775
Debian Security Information: DSA-3806 (Google Search)
https://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3806
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-10
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