RHSA-2009:1218-01 Critical: pidgin security update
Posted on: 08/18/2009 07:55 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: pidgin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1218-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1218.html
Issue date: 2009-08-18
CVE Names: CVE-2009-2694
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1. Summary:

Updated pidgin packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple
accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously.

Federico Muttis of Core Security Technologies discovered a flaw in Pidgin's
MSN protocol handler. If a user received a malicious MSN message, it was
possible to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Pidgin. (CVE-2009-2694)

Note: Users can change their privacy settings to only allow messages from
users on their buddy list to limit the impact of this flaw.

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.5.9. Refer to the Pidgin release
notes for a full list of changes: http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/ChangeLog

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

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

514957 - CVE-2009-2694 pidgin: insufficient input validation in msn_slplink_process_msg()

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.ppc.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.ppc.rpm

s390:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.s390.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.s390.rpm

s390x:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.s390x.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.src.rpm

i386:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.i386.rpm

ia64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
pidgin-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-1.5.1-4.el3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.5.9-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

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details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2694
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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