GLSA-201701-38 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 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-201701-38
(Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.11.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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