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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201405-22 ] Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201405-22)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 18, 2014
Bug(s): #457580, #499596
ID: 201405-22

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities in Pidgin may allow execution of arbitrary
code.


Background

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


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/pidgin
Vulnerable: < 2.10.9
Unaffected: >= 2.10.9
Unaffected: >= 2.10.9-r1 < 2.10.10
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Pidgin process, cause a Denial of Service condition,
overwrite files, or spoof traffic.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pidgin users on HPPA or users of GNOME 3.8 and later on AMD64 or X86
should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9-r1"
   
All Pidgin users on ALPHA, PPC, PPC64, SPARC, and users of GNOME before
3.8 on AMD64 and X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9"
   


References

CVE-2012-6152
CVE-2013-0271
CVE-2013-0272
CVE-2013-0273
CVE-2013-0274
CVE-2013-6477
CVE-2013-6478
CVE-2013-6479
CVE-2013-6481
CVE-2013-6482
CVE-2013-6483
CVE-2013-6484
CVE-2013-6485
CVE-2013-6487
CVE-2013-6489
CVE-2013-6490
CVE-2014-0020
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