Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201206-11

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Pidgin, the worst of which allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-im/pidgin on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.10.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.10.0-r1

Background

Pidgin is an GTK Instant Messenger client.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

These vulnerabilities allow for arbitrary file retrieval, Denial of Service and arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running Pidgin.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
June 21, 2012

Latest Revision
June 21, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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