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RHSA-2008:1023 -- pidgin security and bug fix update (Moderate)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29210

Updated Pidgin packages that fix several security issues and bugs 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 a multi-protocol Internet Messaging client. A denial-of-service flaw was found in Pidgin's MSN protocol handler. If a remote user was able to send and the Pidgin user accepted a carefully-crafted file request it could result in Pidgin crashing. (CVE-2008-2955)

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
patch
Reference(s):
  • RHSA-2008:1023
  • CESA-2008:1023-CentOS 5
  • CVE-2008-2955
  • CVE-2008-2957
  • CVE-2008-3532
Product(s):
  • pidgin