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RHSA-2009:1536 -- pidgin security update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29046

Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 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. An invalid pointer dereference bug was found in the way the Pidgin OSCAR protocol implementation processed lists of contacts. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted contact list to a user running Pidgin causing Pidgin to crash. (CVE-2009-3615)

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2009:1536
  • CESA-2009:1536-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2009-3615
Product(s):
  • pidgin