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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="201402-27">
<title>pidgin-knotify: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in pidgin-knotify might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">pidgin-knotify</product>
<announced>February 26, 2014</announced>
<revised>February 26, 2014: 1</revised>
<bug>336916</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="le">0.2.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>pidgin-knotify is a Pidgin plug-in to display message notifications in
KDE.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>pidgin-knotify does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters from
received messages.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>A remote attacker could send a specially crafted instant message,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the Pidgin process.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>Gentoo has discontinued support for pidgin-knotify. We recommend that
users unmerge pidgin-knotify:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --unmerge "x11-plugins/pidgin-knotify"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-3088">CVE-2010-3088</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:54:54 +0000">ackle</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:28:15 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>