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Debian: DSA-2509-1: pidgin security update

Date 08 Jul 2012
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Ulf Härnhammar found a buffer overflow in Pidgin, a multi protocol instant messaging client. The vulnerability can be exploited by an incoming message in the MXit protocol plugin. A remote attacker may cause a crash, and in some circumstances can lead to remote code execution.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2509-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
July 08, 2012                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : pidgin
Vulnerability  : remote code execution
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-3374
Debian Bug     : #680661

Ulf Härnhammar found a buffer overflow in Pidgin, a multi protocol instant
messaging client. The vulnerability can be exploited by an incoming 
message in the MXit protocol plugin. A remote attacker may cause a crash,
and in some circumstances can lead to remote code execution.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.3-1+squeeze3.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.10.4-1.1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.10.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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