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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201701-38
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 17, 2017
     Bugs: #586698
       ID: 201701-38

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Synopsis
=======
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which
could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Pidgin is a client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/pidgin                < 2.11.0                  >= 2.11.0 

Description
==========
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker might send specially crafted data using the MXit
protocol, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or
in leaking confidential information.

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

Resolution
=========
All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.11.0"

References
=========
[  1 ] CVE-2016-1000030
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1000030
[  2 ] CVE-2016-2365
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2365
[  3 ] CVE-2016-2366
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2366
[  4 ] CVE-2016-2367
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2367
[  5 ] CVE-2016-2368
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2368
[  6 ] CVE-2016-2369
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2369
[  7 ] CVE-2016-2370
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2370
[  8 ] CVE-2016-2371
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2371
[  9 ] CVE-2016-2372
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2372
[ 10 ] CVE-2016-2373
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2373
[ 11 ] CVE-2016-2374
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2374
[ 12 ] CVE-2016-2375
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2375
[ 13 ] CVE-2016-2376
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2376
[ 14 ] CVE-2016-2377
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2377
[ 15 ] CVE-2016-2378
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2378
[ 16 ] CVE-2016-2379
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2379
[ 17 ] CVE-2016-2380
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2380
[ 18 ] CVE-2016-4323
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-4323

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

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 2017 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-201701-38: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Resolution

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.11.0"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-1000030 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1000030 [ 2 ] CVE-2016-2365 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2365 [ 3 ] CVE-2016-2366 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2366 [ 4 ] CVE-2016-2367 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2367 [ 5 ] CVE-2016-2368 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2368 [ 6 ] CVE-2016-2369 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2369 [ 7 ] CVE-2016-2370 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2370 [ 8 ] CVE-2016-2371 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2371 [ 9 ] CVE-2016-2372 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2372 [ 10 ] CVE-2016-2373 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2373 [ 11 ] CVE-2016-2374 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2374 [ 12 ] CVE-2016-2375 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2375 [ 13 ] CVE-2016-2376 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2376 [ 14 ] CVE-2016-2377 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2377 [ 15 ] CVE-2016-2378 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2378 [ 16 ] CVE-2016-2379 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2379 [ 17 ] CVE-2016-2380 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2380 [ 18 ] CVE-2016-4323 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-4323

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

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: Normal
Title: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 17, 2017
Bugs: #586698
ID: 201701-38

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Pidgin is a client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-im/pidgin < 2.11.0 >= 2.11.0

Impact

===== A remote attacker might send specially crafted data using the MXit protocol, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or in leaking confidential information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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