Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL6.x i386/x86_64

2012-08-01T00:00:00
ID SL_20101116_PIDGIN_ON_SL6_X.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2019-11-02T00:00:00

Description

Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way Pidgin handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash Pidgin if the target Pidgin user was using the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol, MSN, MySpace, or Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) protocol plug-ins, or using the Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM) protocol for authentication. (CVE-2010-3711)

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            #%NASL_MIN_LEVEL 80502
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text is (C) Scientific Linux.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(60902);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/10/25 13:36:19");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2010-3711");

  script_name(english:"Scientific Linux Security Update : pidgin on SL6.x i386/x86_64");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws were found in the way Pidgin
handled Base64 decoding. A remote attacker could use these flaws to
crash Pidgin if the target Pidgin user was using the Yahoo! Messenger
Protocol, MSN, MySpace, or Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol
(XMPP) protocol plug-ins, or using the Microsoft NT LAN Manager (NTLM)
protocol for authentication. (CVE-2010-3711)

Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect."
  );
  # https://listserv.fnal.gov/scripts/wa.exe?A2=ind1103&L=scientific-linux-errata&T=0&P=2953
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?d30f4dcc"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2010/11/16");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/01");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"Scientific Linux Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/cpu", "Host/RedHat/release", "Host/RedHat/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/release");
if (isnull(release) || "Scientific Linux " >!< release) audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "running Scientific Linux");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/RedHat/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if (cpu >!< "x86_64" && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Scientific Linux", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"finch-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"finch-devel-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"libpurple-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"libpurple-devel-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"libpurple-perl-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"libpurple-tcl-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"pidgin-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"pidgin-devel-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"pidgin-docs-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"SL6", reference:"pidgin-perl-2.6.6-6.el6_0")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");