[USN-3031-1] Pidgin vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jul 12 17:12:14 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3031-1
July 12, 2016

pidgin vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Pidgin could be made to crash or run programs if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- pidgin: graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X


Yves Younan discovered that Pidgin contained multiple issues in the MXit
protocol support. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.10:
  libpurple0                      1:2.10.11-0ubuntu4.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libpurple0                      1:2.10.9-0ubuntu3.3

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  libpurple0                      1:2.10.3-0ubuntu1.7

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

  CVE-2016-2365, CVE-2016-2366, CVE-2016-2367, CVE-2016-2368,
  CVE-2016-2369, CVE-2016-2370, CVE-2016-2371, CVE-2016-2372,
  CVE-2016-2373, CVE-2016-2374, CVE-2016-2375, CVE-2016-2376,
  CVE-2016-2377, CVE-2016-2378, CVE-2016-2380, CVE-2016-4323

Package Information:

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