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<glsa id="201209-17">
<title>Pidgin: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A buffer overflow in Pidgin might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">pidgin</product>
<announced>September 27, 2012</announced>
<revised>September 27, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="net-im/pidgin" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.10.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.10.6</vulnerable>
<p>Pidgin is a GTK Instant Messenger client for a variety of instant
messaging protocols. libpurple is the core library for Pidgin.
<p>A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in the MXit
protocol plug-in for libpurple.
<impact type="high">
<p>A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the Pidgin process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Pidgin users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-im/pidgin-2.10.6"
<uri link="">CVE-2012-3374</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:28:52 +0000">ackle</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:52:16 +0000">ackle</metadata>