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USN-1014-1: Pidgin vulnerabilities

4 November 2010

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Pierre Nogu├Ęs discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled malformed SLP
messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial
of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 9.10 and 10.04 LTS.
(CVE-2010-1624)

Daniel Atallah discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled the return code
of the Base64 decoding function. A remote attacker could send a specially
crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3711)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Pidgin to make all the
necessary changes.