Multiple vulnerabilities in Pidgin might allow for the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.
|Package||net-im/pidgin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.5.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.5.6|
Pidgin (formerly Gaim) is an instant messaging client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin:
A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages or files using the MSN, XMPP or QQ protocols, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service. NOTE: Successful exploitation might require the victim's interaction.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.5.6"
May 25, 2009
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