Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Pidgin, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-im/pidgin on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.11.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.11.0|
Pidgin is a client for a variety of instant messaging protocols.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Pidgin. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/pidgin-2.11.0"
January 17, 2017
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