GLSA-201706-10 : Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100653
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the Pidgin process.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/pidgin-2.12.0'