Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2509-1 pidgin -- remote code execution
- Date Reported:
- 08 Jul 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-3374.
- More information:
Ulf Härnhammar found a buffer overflow in Pidgin, a multi protocol instant messaging client. The vulnerability can be exploited by an incoming message in the MXit protocol plugin. A remote attacker may cause a crash, and in some circumstances can lead to remote code execution.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.7.3-1+squeeze3.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.10.6-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.10.6-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.