Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3806-1 pidgin -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 10 Mar 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-2640.
- More information:
It was discovered a vulnerability in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging client. A server controlled by an attacker can send an invalid XML that can trigger an out-of-bound memory access. This might lead to a crash or, in some extreme cases, to remote code execution in the client-side.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.11.0-0+deb8u2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12.0-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.