Ubuntu Security Notice USN-796-1
6th July, 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.04
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Yuriy Kaminskiy discovered that Pidgin did not properly handle certain
messages in the ICQ protocol handler. A remote attacker could send a
specially crafted message and cause Pidgin to crash.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 9.04:
- pidgin 1:2.5.5-1ubuntu8.3
- Ubuntu 8.10:
- pidgin 1:2.5.2-0ubuntu1.3
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
- pidgin 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2.5
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.