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RHSA-2009:1139: pidgin security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2009:1139: pidgin security and bug fix update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/01/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multipleaccounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. The AOLOpen System for CommunicAtion in Realtime (OSCAR) protocol is used by theAOL ICQ and AIM instant messaging systems.A denial of service flaw was found in the Pidgin OSCAR protocolimplementation. If a remote ICQ user sent a web message to a local Pidginuser using this protocol, it would cause excessive memory usage, leading toa denial of service (Pidgin crash). (CVE-2009-1889)These updated packages also fix the following bug:Note: These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.5.8. Refer to the Pidginrelease notes for a full list of changes:http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLogAll Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correctthese issues. Pidgin must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-finch
  • redhat-upgrade-finch-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libpurple
  • redhat-upgrade-libpurple-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libpurple-perl
  • redhat-upgrade-libpurple-tcl
  • redhat-upgrade-pidgin
  • redhat-upgrade-pidgin-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-pidgin-perl

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