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SuSE: Security update for pidgin, finch and libpurple

This update of pidgin fixes a stack-based buffer overflow in the MXit protocol which could have potentially been exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running pidgin. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  SUSE Security Update: Security update for pidgin, finch and libpurple
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2012:0890-1
Rating:             important
References:         #770304 
Cross-References:   CVE-2012-3374
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4
                   SLE SDK 10 SP4
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  An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:


  This update of pidgin fixes a stack-based buffer overflow
  in the MXit  protocol which could have potentially been
  exploited by remote attackers to  execute arbitrary code in
  the context of the user running pidgin  (CVE-2012-3374).

  Security Issue reference:

  * CVE-2012-3374
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3374



Patch Instructions:

  To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2:

     zypper in -t patch sdksp1-finch-6534

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sdksp1-finch-6534

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-finch-6534

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-finch-6534

  To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP2 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.17.1
     finch-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-lang-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP1 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.17.1
     finch-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-lang-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-devel-2.6.6-0.17.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 (i586 x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-lang-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-meanwhile-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-tcl-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.17.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (i586 x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-lang-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-meanwhile-2.6.6-0.17.1
     libpurple-tcl-2.6.6-0.17.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.17.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 (i586 x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.18.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.18.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.18.1

  - SLE SDK 10 SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc s390x x86_64):

     finch-2.6.6-0.18.1
     finch-devel-2.6.6-0.18.1
     libpurple-2.6.6-0.18.1
     libpurple-devel-2.6.6-0.18.1
     pidgin-2.6.6-0.18.1
     pidgin-devel-2.6.6-0.18.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3374.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/770304
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=6cdbffccfb7e818b850e497dc8f94724
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=a738afec13eba5d4d2ab0d2b9a6f3416
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