[USN-1250-1] Empathy vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie sbeattie at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 28 17:51:06 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1250-1
October 28, 2011

empathy vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Empathy could be made to run programs or display webpages via specially
crafted nicknames.

Software Description:
- empathy: GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client


It was discovered that a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in
the Adium theme allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary javascript
or HTML via a crafted nickname in XMPP group conversations.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10:

Ubuntu 11.04:
  empathy                         2.34.0-0ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
  empathy                         2.32.1-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  empathy                         2.30.3-0ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to
make all the necessary changes.

  CVE-2011-3635, CVE-2011-4170

Package Information:

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