A buffer overflow in Pidgin might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
|Package||net-im/pidgin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.10.6|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.10.6|
Pidgin is a GTK Instant Messenger client for a variety of instant messaging protocols. libpurple is the core library for Pidgin.
A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the MXit protocol plug-in for libpurple.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Pidgin process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
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-2.10.6"
September 27, 2012
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