GLSA-201701-38 : Pidgin: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 96542
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
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-2.11.0'