GLSA-201706-10 : Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-10
(Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution)

Joseph Bisch discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain xml
messages.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the Pidgin process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-10

Solution :

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.12.0'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100653 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2640

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