GLSA-201405-22 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-201405-22
(Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Pidgin process, cause a Denial of Service condition,
overwrite files, or spoof traffic.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201405-22

Solution :

All Pidgin users on HPPA or users of GNOME 3.8 and later on AMD64 or X86
should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9-r1'
All Pidgin users on ALPHA, PPC, PPC64, SPARC, and users of GNOME before
3.8 on AMD64 and X86 should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.10.9'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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