DSA 2509-1: pidgin security update
Posted on: 07/09/2012 08:26 AM

A pidgin security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2509-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Luciano Bello
July 08, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : pidgin
Vulnerability : remote code execution
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-3374
Debian Bug : #680661

Ulf Härnhammar found a buffer overflow in Pidgin, a multi protocol instant
messaging client. The vulnerability can be exploited by an incoming
message in the MXit protocol plugin. A remote attacker may cause a crash,
and in some circumstances can lead to remote code execution.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.3-1+squeeze3.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.10.4-1.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.10.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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