Debian Security Advisory
DLA-853-1 pidgin -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 11 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2640.
- More information:
It was discovered that an invalid XML file can trigger an out-of-bound memory access in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client, when it is sent by a malicious server. This might lead to a crash or, in some extreme cases, to remote code execution in the client-side.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.10.10-1~deb7u3.
We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS