USN-548-1: Pidgin vulnerability
28 November 2007
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 7.10
It was discovered that Pidgin did not correctly handle certain logging events. A remote attacker could send specially crafted messages and cause the application to crash, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Pidgin to effect the necessary changes.