Package name
pidgin
Date
2009-01-22
Advisory ID
MDVSA-2009:025
Affected versions
2008.1 x86_64 , 2008.1 i586

Problem description

The NSS plugin in libpurple in Pidgin 2.4.1 does not verify SSL
certificates, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick
a user into accepting an invalid server certificate for a spoofed
service. (CVE-2008-3532)

Pidgin 2.4.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service
(crash) via a long filename that contains certain characters, as
demonstrated using an MSN message that triggers the crash in the
msn_slplink_process_msg function. (CVE-2008-2955)

The UPnP functionality in Pidgin 2.0.0, and possibly other versions,
allows remote attackers to trigger the download of arbitrary files
and cause a denial of service (memory or disk consumption) via a UDP
packet that specifies an arbitrary URL. (CVE-2008-2957)

The updated packages have been patched to fix these issues.

Updated packages

2008.1 x86_64

 63ba74e6aeae1f940cdd4b5d6af3128b  2008.1/x86_64/finch-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 c9cbed1c7267fd449e6c26ad8454e438  2008.1/x86_64/lib64finch0-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 739eeb3e632023f89acd9e4baf826590  2008.1/x86_64/lib64purple0-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 e63ce782ee2e8b9e157fa85ccd7f4511  2008.1/x86_64/lib64purple-devel-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 e80d06d3e544b29f406c291a23b005b8  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 5aa3f2383fd83b025efa28bf9b6d817d  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-bonjour-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 cea0458cbf8fb2e16131e33a7f1e2587  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-client-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 54327daad8ed2658fe9c9bbe8482f388  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-gevolution-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 08d375b245f16b41077e6e9baf82c6df  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-i18n-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 536edfbb015f173dcc09a7c4481b20cd  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-meanwhile-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 6747c3d56d317d3733bea26a2d18fe9a  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-mono-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 ae3767379a0ccbcc577d8521fbed8432  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-perl-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 5e8b1bfd757e596536e0c0fa8f680aea  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-silc-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 9b2f9b0732f14981423f57454e68b3b1  2008.1/x86_64/pidgin-tcl-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 a7816e51fd0c35798accad228aa67be9  2008.1/SRPMS/pidgin-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

2008.1 i586

 8d986cf90ce366f40da1ed22f99227e2  2008.1/i586/finch-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 1591abeaedbde92f9e851fc163ecbc14  2008.1/i586/libfinch0-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 81b2f07e1a3e82683dd761e913630ae8  2008.1/i586/libpurple0-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 bc958e4178ea9037b2faef5e46fdc367  2008.1/i586/libpurple-devel-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 9ad56f8214068aa578c74de4476b6a21  2008.1/i586/pidgin-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 97e7beb6d69c8cd48427845537cd7092  2008.1/i586/pidgin-bonjour-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 4bc7839dba2efbe27fb814be39c0e2d3  2008.1/i586/pidgin-client-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 551a0888b40c5b234f14d9814a9249d2  2008.1/i586/pidgin-gevolution-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 86ccded472fa0974e1a28be7d559ff4a  2008.1/i586/pidgin-i18n-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 37869e45dee88264c183faf4f4ad5140  2008.1/i586/pidgin-meanwhile-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 0c424324da44beb62b61243106fc3599  2008.1/i586/pidgin-mono-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 c61e9c1cd651abcc805970df7dcae18a  2008.1/i586/pidgin-perl-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 fbc16077149cff9111bda6ada529ef5f  2008.1/i586/pidgin-silc-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 f97215d6643336a155e298a404386d7e  2008.1/i586/pidgin-tcl-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 a7816e51fd0c35798accad228aa67be9  2008.1/SRPMS/pidgin-2.4.1-2.3mdv2008.1.src.rpm

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