Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)

2012-03-19T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310802713
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2020-04-22T00:00:00

Description

This host is installed with Pidgin and is prone to multiple denial of service vulnerabilities.

                                        
                                            ###############################################################################
# OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
#
# Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)
#
# Authors:
# Madhuri D <dmadhuri@secpod.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (C) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH, http://www.greenbone.net
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2
# (or any later version), as published by the Free Software Foundation.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
###############################################################################

if(description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.802713");
  script_version("2020-04-22T10:27:30+0000");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-1178", "CVE-2011-4939");
  script_bugtraq_id(52475, 52476);
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"6.4");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"2020-04-22 10:27:30 +0000 (Wed, 22 Apr 2020)");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2012-03-19 17:45:29 +0530 (Mon, 19 Mar 2012)");
  script_name("Pidgin Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities (Windows)");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://secunia.com/advisories/48303/");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=61");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://pidgin.im/news/security/?id=60");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14392");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/14884");

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_family("Denial of Service");
  script_dependencies("secpod_pidgin_detect_win.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("Pidgin/Win/Ver");
  script_tag(name:"impact", value:"Successful exploitation will allow attacker to crash the affected
  application, denying service to legitimate users.");
  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"Pidgin version prior to 2.10.2 on Windows");
  script_tag(name:"insight", value:"The flaws are due to

  - A NULL pointer dereference error within the 'get_iter_from_chatbuddy()'
    function when handling nickname changes in XMPP chat rooms.

  - An error within the 'msn_oim_report_to_user()' function when handling
    UTF-8 encoded message.");
  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Pidgin version 2.10.2 or later.");
  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"This host is installed with Pidgin and is prone to multiple
  denial of service vulnerabilities.");
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"registry");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://pidgin.im/download");
  exit(0);
}


include("version_func.inc");

pidginVer = get_kb_item("Pidgin/Win/Ver");
if(pidginVer != NULL)
{
  if(version_is_less(version:pidginVer, test_version:"2.10.2")){
    report = report_fixed_ver(installed_version:pidginVer, fixed_version:"2.10.2");
    security_message(port:0, data:report);
  }
}