Debian: DSA-1932-1: New pidgin packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date08 Nov 2009
    CategoryDebian
    67
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that incorrect pointer handling in the purple library, an internal component of the multi-protocol instant messaging client Pidgin, could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code through malformed contact requests.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1932-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                       Moritz Muehlenhoff
    November 08, 2009                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pidgin
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2009-3615
    
    It was discovered that incorrect pointer handling in the purple library,
    an internal component of the multi-protocol instant messaging client
    Pidgin, could lead to denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
    code through malformed contact requests.
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.4.3-4lenny5.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.3-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin package.
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum: 13123610 d0e0bd218fbc67df8b2eca2f21fcd427
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    69490 bdf5958352a704f7585d3028cd5e1fec
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1779 43de978c046520a4919f0d5a12a20726
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch-dev_2.4.3-4lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   158216 5ed3ffcd4e334fc0a111b4009ab833de
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-data_2.4.3-4lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  7009600 17672a402481c235f6a2b783b791e746
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dev_2.4.3-4lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   193484 3d39086701ad91a11702a2a7c152c6cf
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple-dev_2.4.3-4lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   275870 2f98b47825be3bdd427c0431c62b39be
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple-bin_2.4.3-4lenny5_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   133752 0902b80babf5cc2ece1b7768c219535e
    
    alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1803418 9ca1dbc9edbc3593f73e24f6585ae6c6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   369764 86fba3374b45f8c47f9a1dbd043858b6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5546018 6b07e1aec08681d8d215fb1058380079
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_alpha.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   779324 98b7af086407f89594598b0862b68129
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5678040 dc9abd0e234ce486e977cf507a1a0748
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   350246 9bd0d316c59474a803d860d36ffaa677
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1715330 03ce4eee9e2d9ca1065e7ec84d941e86
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   729406 c277522dd8c8213fdc79906c37d6247b
    
    arm architecture (ARM)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5348566 58df4a37d31b6506a456bd8dd86b3ef2
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   655256 c469023b397f017ebd0433ea85acee24
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1490668 aa8d7c91e49530619312394071fc9fc9
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_arm.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   315340 934e28a580a3f9596f04cb3a90a8013c
    
    hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   361310 7918ac74caafb3dda22a4266020e86c5
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5490030 a27a1c817f2895b036fb717f613d6f34
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   753982 efda55e1cdadee65f026d96ab4503171
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_hppa.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1827992 64bb7e52aaf538c954039c2456f36d8f
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5374580 2961a636b7706cacd45fb36f3dea6bd4
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   326802 9025d6ea09b7f9a02c83749473aa229c
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   681090 79a25b879aae2ac07db502e42618c88f
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1584434 d29f583b78f101d87ed2066385c40599
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  2194762 4f259a76294be6db4e2bed1a9273766e
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   948280 ab48fbb1d647eec48267a69c143a44f3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   434844 c6d12bbb68ff7e09e344407d54ce948f
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5223762 d492670cd8231a7de5a5ab2825c0a48b
    
    mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1373342 ebc93647a9ec9747375431c4ba19ded6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   654102 92429c957d304b156d3d28c5d25805aa
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   318434 ac3e2c5ad70e495bdae41c658ef622dd
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_mips.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5656198 7ca75b68fdfb8f8787e48e7427dc4530
    
    mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   651076 7ce55a8603d33c35373dc4dfb1d14f56
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1358570 58e263173578cb1f3a9875191e202e52
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   318378 9fbc28d9902e6a51f0f6b2d2de7e0395
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_mipsel.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5546160 a99d654f53d20fa2fab9066c8fa5a8f7
    
    s390 architecture (IBM S/390)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   717584 6badbed0aba6b9d0fbfa039bacd1af79
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1646224 7df3d4471515c43083309ab7e1d3547d
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   358972 29aca9346b345fe3a87f8b952668a7fc
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_s390.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5568182 1e7762fc7d93585ba0e4cfd1c12ae4ff
    
    sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin_2.4.3-4lenny5_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   683166 da381d9384ba652955ac8029edeec6bb
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/pidgin-dbg_2.4.3-4lenny5_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  5140422 0eaada1c6c85b8287ce2df775b154ac1
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/finch_2.4.3-4lenny5_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   327798 87a0de96929927f64a66582f8eacd5e0
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/p/pidgin/libpurple0_2.4.3-4lenny5_sparc.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:  1588172 647ca5e52e7bcb927430b7cceb798b1f
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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