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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-11

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-11
Posted Jun 22, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-11 - Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Pidgin, the worst of which allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.10.0-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2010-0013, CVE-2011-2485, CVE-2011-3594
MD5 | a3b9d13e0248a54b1fe94abc2d1eba7c

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-11

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Severity: High
Title: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: June 21, 2012
Bugs: #299751, #372785, #385073
ID: 201206-11

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Pidgin, the worst of which
allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Pidgin is an GTK Instant Messenger client.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/pidgin < 2.10.0-r1 >= 2.10.0-r1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

These vulnerabilities allow for arbitrary file retrieval, Denial of
Service and arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user
running Pidgin.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.10.0-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-0013
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-0013
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-2485
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2485
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-3594
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3594

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-11.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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