Multiple vulnerabilities in Pidgin may allow execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-im/pidgin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.10.9|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.10.9, revision >= 2.10.9-r1|
Pidgin is a GTK Instant Messenger client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Pidgin process, cause a Denial of Service condition, overwrite files, or spoof traffic.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pidgin users on HPPA or users of GNOME 3.8 and later on AMD64 or X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9-r1"
All Pidgin users on ALPHA, PPC, PPC64, SPARC, and users of GNOME before 3.8 on AMD64 and X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9"