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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201402-27
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 Severity: High
    Title: pidgin-knotify: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: February 26, 2014
     Bugs: #336916
       ID: 201402-27

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability in pidgin-knotify might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
=========
pidgin-knotify is a Pidgin plug-in to display message notifications in
KDE.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify
                                  <= 0.2.1                 Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

Description
==========
pidgin-knotify does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters from
received messages.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges
of the Pidgin process.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
Gentoo has discontinued support for pidgin-knotify. We recommend that
users unmerge pidgin-knotify:

  # emerge --unmerge "x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2010-3088
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3088

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-27

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-201402-27: pidgin-knotify: Arbitrary code execution

A vulnerability in pidgin-knotify might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Summary

pidgin-knotify does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters from received messages.

Resolution

Gentoo has discontinued support for pidgin-knotify. We recommend that users unmerge pidgin-knotify: # emerge --unmerge "x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2010-3088 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3088

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201402-27

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: High
Title: pidgin-knotify: Arbitrary code execution
Date: February 26, 2014
Bugs: #336916
ID: 201402-27

Synopsis

A vulnerability in pidgin-knotify might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background

pidgin-knotify is a Pidgin plug-in to display message notifications in KDE.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify <= 0.2.1 Vulnerable! ------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate to another package if one is available or wait for the existing packages to be marked stable by their architecture maintainers.

Impact

===== A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the Pidgin process.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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