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Overview

Id RHSA-2013:0646-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0646-01 RHSA Moderate: pidgin security update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Critical Critical
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 14 Mar 2013 12:00:00

RHSA-2013:0646-01

Red Hat 2013:0646-01 RHSA Moderate: pidgin security update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

14 Mar 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0646.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin MXit protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2013-0272) A buffer overflow flaw was found in the Pidgin Sametime protocol plug-in. A malicious server or a remote attacker could use this flaw to crash Pidgin by sending a specially-crafted username. (CVE-2013-0273) A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Pidgin processed certain UPnP responses. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted UPnP response that, when processed, would crash Pidgin. (CVE-2013-0274) Red Hat would like to thank the Pidgin project for reporting the above issues. Upstream acknowledges Daniel Atallah as the original reporter of CVE-2013-0272. 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.

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