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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201706-10 ] Pidgin Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201706-10)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-06-06
Bug(s): #612188
ID: 201706-10

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Pidgin might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.


Background

Pidgin is a GTK Instant Messenger client for a variety of instant
messaging protocols.


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/pidgin
Vulnerable: < 2.12.0
Unaffected: >= 2.12.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Joseph Bisch discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain xml
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

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.12.0"
   


References

CVE-2017-2640
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