Debian: DSA-2859-2: pidgin security update

    Date19 Mar 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client. In addition to fixing the vulnerabilities, this revision specific to the oldstable distribution (squeeze), reduces the supported protocols to: IRC, Jabber/XMPP, Sametime, and
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2859-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
    March 19, 2014                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pidgin
    CVE ID         : CVE-2013-6485 CVE-2013-6490
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pidgin, a multi-protocol
    instant messaging client. In addition to fixing the vulnerabilities,
    this revision specific to the oldstable distribution (squeeze),
    reduces the supported protocols to: IRC, Jabber/XMPP, Sametime, and
    SIMPLE.
    
    Users of other protocols are encouraged to either upgrade to the stable
    distribution (wheezy) or to use the version in backports. It must be
    noted, however, that the latter is not supported by the Security Team.
    
    For reference, the original description of the vulnerabilities from
    DSA-2859-1 is quoted below:
    
    CVE-2013-6485
    
        Matt Jones discovered a buffer overflow in the parsing of malformed
        HTTP responses.
    
    CVE-2013-6490
    
        Yves Younan discovered a buffer overflow when parsing SIMPLE
        headers.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.7.3-1+squeeze4.
    
    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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