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    Debian: DSA-2038-3: New pidgin packages fix regression

    Date 13 Nov 2010
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The packages for Pidgin released as DSA 2038-2 had a regression, as they unintentionally disabled the Silc, Simple, and Yahoo instant messaging protocols. This update restore that functionality. For reference the original advisory text below.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2038-3                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    November 13, 2010           
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    Package        : pidgin
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2010-0420 CVE-2010-0423
    Debian Bug     : 566775 579601
    The packages for Pidgin released as DSA 2038-2 had a regression, as they
    unintentionally disabled the Silc, Simple, and Yahoo instant messaging
    protocols. This update restore that functionality. For reference the
    original advisory text below.
    Several remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin, a multi
    protocol instant messaging client. The Common Vulnerabilities and
    Exposures project identifies the following problems:
            Crafted nicknames in the XMPP protocol can crash Pidgin remotely.
            Remote contacts may send too many custom smilies, crashing Pidgin.
    Since a few months, Microsoft's servers for MSN have changed the protocol,
    making Pidgin non-functional for use with MSN. It is not feasible to port
    these changes to the version of Pidgin in Debian Lenny. This update
    formalises that situation by disabling the protocol in the client. Users
    of the MSN protocol are advised to use the version of Pidgin in the
    repositories of
    For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.4.3-4lenny8.
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.6.6-1.
    We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin package.
    Upgrade instructions
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    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
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    For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
    For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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