USN-2216-1: Pidgin vulnerability
21 May 2014
Pidgin could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- pidgin - graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X
It was discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain messages from
Gadu-Gadu file relay servers. A malicious remote server or a
machine-in-the-middle could use this issue to cause Pidgin to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart Pidgin to make all the
- USN-2215-1: libgadu, libgadu3