User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Gentoo alert 201209-17 (pidgin)

From:  Sean Amoss <ackle@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201209-17 ] Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution
Date:  Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:12:56 -0400
Message-ID:  <506442C8.1020708@gentoo.org>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201209-17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: High Title: Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution Date: September 27, 2012 Bugs: #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 / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-im/pidgin < 2.10.6 >= 2.10.6 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: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.6" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2012-3374 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3374 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-17.xml 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 2012 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. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


(Log in to post comments)


Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds