Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080584
RHSA-2008:0584: pidgin security and bug fix update (Important)  

Pidgin is a multi-protocol Internet Messaging client.
An integer overflow flaw was found 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-2008-2927)
Note: the default Pidgin privacy setting only allows messages from users in the buddy list. This prevents arbitrary MSN users from exploiting this flaw.
This update also addresses the following bug:
* when attempting to connect to the ICQ network, Pidgin would fail to connect, present an alert saying the "The client version you are using is too old", and de-activate the ICQ account. This update restores Pidgin's ability to connect to the ICQ network.
All Pidgin users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.
Create Date: 2008-07-09 Last Update Date: 2008-07-09

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

References

Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux must be installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304026. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070331005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : libpurple-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  finch-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:0.8.7-3.el5 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : libpurple-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin is earlier than 0:1.5.1-2.el3 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:1.5.1-2.el3 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : pidgin-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584010 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : pidgin-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584010 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : pidgin-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584009 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : pidgin-perl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin-perl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584009 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : libpurple-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : libpurple-perl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584008 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : libpurple-tcl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : libpurple-tcl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584007 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : pidgin is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  finch is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : pidgin is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  finch is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584006 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : finch-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  finch-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : finch-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  finch-devel is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584005 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : libpurple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-tcl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : libpurple is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-tcl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584004 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : finch is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
signature_keyid equals 5326810137017186
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : finch is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2
Linux : RPM Test :  libpurple-perl is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584003 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : All of the following are true
IF : pidgin is signed with Red Hat master key
Linux : RPM Test :  pidgin is earlier than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 
At least one of the objects listed below must exist on the system (Existence check)
Unknown object oval:com.redhat.rhsa:obj:20080584002 (Object depth limit may be exceeded) !!!
RPM Version less than 0:2.3.1-2.el5_2 (datatype=evr_string)
linux : rpminfo_state 
IF : pidgin is earlier than 0:1.5.1-2.el4
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080584001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhba:tst:20070304025. Please see help for possible reasons

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