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    Debian: DSA-3806-1: pidgin security update

    Date 09 Mar 2017
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered a vulnerability in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client. A server controlled by an attacker can send an invalid XML that can trigger an out-of-bound memory access. This might lead to a crash or, in some extreme cases, to remote code execution in the
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3806-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Luciano Bello
    March 10, 2017                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pidgin
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-2640
    
    It was discovered a vulnerability in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant 
    messaging client. A server controlled by an attacker can send an invalid
    XML that can trigger an out-of-bound memory access. This might lead to a
    crash or, in some extreme cases, to remote code execution in the
    client-side.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.11.0-0+deb8u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.12.0-1.
    
    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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