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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-17 ] Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201209-17)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 27, 2012
Bug(s): #425076
ID: 201209-17

Synopsis

A buffer overflow in Pidgin might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.


Background

Pidgin is a GTK Instant Messenger client for a variety of instant
messaging protocols. libpurple is the core library for Pidgin.


Affected Packages

Package: net-im/pidgin
Vulnerable: < 2.10.6
Unaffected: >= 2.10.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the MXit
protocol plug-in for libpurple.


Impact

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


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-2.10.6"
   


References

CVE-2012-3374


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