Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : pidgin vulnerability (USN-820-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 40752
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFederico Muttis discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain malformed messages in the MSN protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message and possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.