Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-796-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39619
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionYuriy Kaminskiy discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain messages in the ICQ protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.