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Red Hat: Updated pidgin packages fix a security issue

Pidgin is an instant messaging program which can log in to multiple accounts on multiple instant messaging networks simultaneously. A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin’s MSN protocol implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted emoticon image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary file readable to the user running Pidgin. Updated packages are available from updates.redhat.com.

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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: pidgin security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0044-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0044.html
Issue date:        2010-01-14
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0013 
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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 important 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.

A directory traversal flaw was discovered in Pidgin's MSN protocol
implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted emoticon
image download request that would cause Pidgin to disclose an arbitrary
file readable to the user running Pidgin. (CVE-2010-0013)

These packages upgrade Pidgin to version 2.6.5. 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/):

552483 - CVE-2010-0013 pidgin/libpurple: MSN custom smiley request directory traversal file disclosure

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm

ppc:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el4.1.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el4.1.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-2.6.5-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.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-2.6.5-1.el5.src.rpm

i386:
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
finch-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
libpurple-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
libpurple-tcl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-debuginfo-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.i386.rpm
pidgin-devel-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm
pidgin-perl-2.6.5-1.el5.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0013.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
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