RHSA-2009:1536-01 Moderate: pidgin security update
Posted on: 10/29/2009 05:00 PM

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

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: pidgin security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1536-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1536.html
Issue date: 2009-10-29
CVE Names: CVE-2009-3615
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

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

3. Description:

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)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.3. 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 correct
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/):

529357 - CVE-2009-3615 Pidgin: Invalid pointer dereference (crash) after receiving contacts from SIM IM client

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el4.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.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-2.6.3-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.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-2.6.3-2.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.3-2.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.3-2.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-2009-3615
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

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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