Debian: DSA-3055-1: pidgin security update

    Date23 Oct 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client: CVE-2014-3694
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3055-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    October 23, 2014                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pidgin
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-3694 CVE-2014-3695 CVE-2014-3696 CVE-2014-3698
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin, a multi-protocol
    instant messaging client:
    
    CVE-2014-3694
    
        It was discovered that the SSL/TLS plugins failed to validate the
        basic constraints extension in intermediate CA certificates.
    
    CVE-2014-3695
    
        Yves Younan and Richard Johnson discovered that emotictons with
        overly large length values could crash Pidgin.
    
    CVE-2014-3696
    
        Yves Younan and Richard Johnson discovered that malformed Groupwise
        messages could crash Pidgin.
    
    CVE-2014-3698
    
        Thijs Alkemade and Paul Aurich discovered that malformed XMPP 
        messages could result in memory disclosure.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.10.10-1~deb7u1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.10.10-1.
    
    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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