Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : pidgin vulnerabilities (USN-3031-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 92033
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionYves Younan discovered that Pidgin contained multiple issues in the MXit protocol support. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libpurple0 package.