Ubuntu 3031-1: Pidgin vulnerabilities

    Date12 Jul 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
    95
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Pidgin could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3031-1
    July 12, 2016
    
    pidgin vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Pidgin could be made to crash or run programs if it received
    specially crafted network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - pidgin: graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X
    
    Details:
    
    Yves Younan discovered that Pidgin contained multiple issues in the MXit
    protocol support. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to
    crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
    code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      libpurple0                      1:2.10.11-0ubuntu4.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libpurple0                      1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libpurple0                      1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.7
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart Pidgin to make all the
    necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3031-1
      CVE-2016-2365, CVE-2016-2366, CVE-2016-2367, CVE-2016-2368,
      CVE-2016-2369, CVE-2016-2370, CVE-2016-2371, CVE-2016-2372,
      CVE-2016-2373, CVE-2016-2374, CVE-2016-2375, CVE-2016-2376,
      CVE-2016-2377, CVE-2016-2378, CVE-2016-2380, CVE-2016-4323
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/1:2.10.11-0ubuntu4.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.7
    
    
    
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