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Ubuntu alert USN-2216-1 (pidgin)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2216-1] Pidgin vulnerability
Date:  Wed, 21 May 2014 08:43:28 -0400
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2216-1 May 21, 2014 pidgin vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Ubuntu 13.10 - 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: It was discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain messages from Gadu-Gadu file relay servers. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle 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 14.04 LTS: libpurple0 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.1 pidgin 1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.1 Ubuntu 13.10: libpurple0 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu4. pidgin 1:2.10.7-0ubuntu4. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: libpurple0 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.5 pidgin 1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.5 After a standard system update you need to restart Pidgin to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2014-3775 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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