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USN-820-1: Pidgin vulnerability

20 August 2009

Pidgin vulnerability




Federico Muttis discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could
send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with
user privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Pidgin to effect the
necessary changes.