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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-38

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-38
Posted Jan 17, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-38 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 2.11.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-1000030, CVE-2016-2365, CVE-2016-2366, CVE-2016-2367, CVE-2016-2368, CVE-2016-2369, CVE-2016-2370, CVE-2016-2371, CVE-2016-2372, CVE-2016-2373, CVE-2016-2374, CVE-2016-2375, CVE-2016-2376, CVE-2016-2377, CVE-2016-2378, CVE-2016-2379, CVE-2016-2380, CVE-2016-4323
MD5 | ca4a7e71977f04c21470018bdda8e442

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-38

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Severity: Normal
Title: Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 17, 2017
Bugs: #586698
ID: 201701-38

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which
could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Pidgin is a client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-im/pidgin < 2.11.0 >= 2.11.0

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

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker might send specially crafted data using the MXit
protocol, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the process, a Denial of Service condition, or
in leaking confidential information.

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-2.11.0"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-1000030
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1000030
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-2365
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2365
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-2366
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2366
[ 4 ] CVE-2016-2367
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2367
[ 5 ] CVE-2016-2368
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2368
[ 6 ] CVE-2016-2369
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2369
[ 7 ] CVE-2016-2370
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2370
[ 8 ] CVE-2016-2371
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2371
[ 9 ] CVE-2016-2372
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2372
[ 10 ] CVE-2016-2373
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2373
[ 11 ] CVE-2016-2374
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2374
[ 12 ] CVE-2016-2375
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2375
[ 13 ] CVE-2016-2376
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2376
[ 14 ] CVE-2016-2377
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2377
[ 15 ] CVE-2016-2378
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2378
[ 16 ] CVE-2016-2379
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2379
[ 17 ] CVE-2016-2380
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2380
[ 18 ] CVE-2016-4323
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-4323

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-38

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
=======

Copyright 2017 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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