RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1139

2009-07-06T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:64336
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
Modified 2017-07-12T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1139.

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. The AOL Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime (OSCAR) protocol is used by the AOL ICQ and AIM instant messaging systems.

A denial of service flaw was found in the Pidgin OSCAR protocol implementation. If a remote ICQ user sent a web message to a local Pidgin user using this protocol, it would cause excessive memory usage, leading to a denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-1889)

These updated packages also fix the following bug:

  • the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol changed, making it incompatible (and unusable) with Pidgin versions prior to 2.5.7. This update provides Pidgin 2.5.8, which implements version 16 of the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol, which resolves this issue.

Note: These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.5.8. Refer to the Pidgin release notes for a full list of changes:

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: RHSA_2009_1139.nasl 6683 2017-07-12 09:41:57Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory RHSA-2009:1139 ()
#
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <reinke@securityspace.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
# Text descriptions are largely excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
#
# 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 at your option, GNU General Public License version 3,
# 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.
#

include("revisions-lib.inc");
tag_solution = "Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1139.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate";

tag_summary = "The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1139.

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple
accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. The AOL
Open System for CommunicAtion in Realtime (OSCAR) protocol is used by the
AOL ICQ and AIM instant messaging systems.

A denial of service flaw was found in the Pidgin OSCAR protocol
implementation. If a remote ICQ user sent a web message to a local Pidgin
user using this protocol, it would cause excessive memory usage, leading to
a denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-1889)

These updated packages also fix the following bug:

* the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol changed, making it incompatible (and
unusable) with Pidgin versions prior to 2.5.7. This update provides Pidgin
2.5.8, which implements version 16 of the Yahoo! Messenger Protocol, which
resolves this issue.

Note: These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.5.8. Refer to the Pidgin
release notes for a full list of changes:

All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct
these issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.";



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 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com");
 script_family("Red Hat Local Security Checks");
 script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/rhel", "ssh/login/rpms");
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
 script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog");
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#
# The script code starts here
#

include("pkg-lib-rpm.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"finch", rpm:"finch~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"finch-devel", rpm:"finch-devel~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple", rpm:"libpurple~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-devel", rpm:"libpurple-devel~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-perl", rpm:"libpurple-perl~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-tcl", rpm:"libpurple-tcl~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin", rpm:"pidgin~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-debuginfo", rpm:"pidgin-debuginfo~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-devel", rpm:"pidgin-devel~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-perl", rpm:"pidgin-perl~2.5.8~1.el4", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"finch", rpm:"finch~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple", rpm:"libpurple~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-perl", rpm:"libpurple-perl~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-tcl", rpm:"libpurple-tcl~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin", rpm:"pidgin~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-debuginfo", rpm:"pidgin-debuginfo~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-perl", rpm:"pidgin-perl~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"finch-devel", rpm:"finch-devel~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"libpurple-devel", rpm:"libpurple-devel~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"pidgin-devel", rpm:"pidgin-devel~2.5.8~1.el5", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}