Home page logo
/

bugtraq logo Bugtraq mailing list archives

[SECURITY] [DSA 2859-2] pidgin security update
From: Raphael Geissert <geissert () debian org>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:39:05 +0100

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Debian Security Advisory DSA-2859-2                   security () debian org
http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
March 19, 2014                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Package        : pidgin
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-6485 CVE-2013-6490

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in pidgin, a multi-protocol
instant messaging client. In addition to fixing the vulnerabilities,
this revision specific to the oldstable distribution (squeeze),
reduces the supported protocols to: IRC, Jabber/XMPP, Sametime, and
SIMPLE.

Users of other protocols are encouraged to either upgrade to the stable
distribution (wheezy) or to use the version in backports. It must be
noted, however, that the latter is not supported by the Security Team.

For reference, the original description of the vulnerabilities from
DSA-2859-1 is quoted below:

CVE-2013-6485

    Matt Jones discovered a buffer overflow in the parsing of malformed
    HTTP responses.

CVE-2013-6490

    Yves Younan discovered a buffer overflow when parsing SIMPLE
    headers.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 2.7.3-1+squeeze4.

We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce () lists debian org
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1

iEYEARECAAYFAlMqHIwACgkQYy49rUbZzlrSPgCcCvKuQdxBwZueVqiU+bgMEAE7
uqUAnRzsmnd0k9JZY3LZXaWmIeOz+ZOV
=+hlA
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
  • [SECURITY] [DSA 2859-2] pidgin security update Raphael Geissert (Mar 20)
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]