Debian: DSA-2509-1: pidgin security update

    Date08 Jul 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
    July 08, 2012                          http://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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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