Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: March 30th, 2015
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Pardus: 2011-111: pidgin: Multiple Vulnerabilities Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in pidgin.
Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2011-111 
      Date: 2011-09-05
      Type: Remote

Multiple vulnerabilities have been fixed in pidgin.


The msn_httpconn_parse_data function in httpconn.c in the MSN  protocol
plugin in libpurple in Pidgin before 2.10.0 does  not  properly  handle
HTTP 100 responses, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial  of
service (incorrect memory access and  application  crash)  via  vectors
involving a crafted server message.


The irc_msg_who function in  msgs.c  in  the  IRC  protocol  plugin  in
libpurple 2.8.0 through 2.9.0 in Pidgin before 2.10.0 does not properly
validate characters in nicknames,  which  allows  user-assisted  remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL  pointer  dereference  and
application crash) via a crafted nickname that is not properly  handled
in a WHO response.

Affected packages:

  Pardus 2009:
    pidgin, all before 2.10.0-48-22
  Pardus 2011:
    pidgin, all before 2.7.10-48-p11

There are update(s) for pidgin. You can update them via Package Manager
or with a single command from console:

  Pardus 2009:
    pisi up pidgin

  Pardus 2011:
    pisi up pidgin


< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.