Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3231-1
14th March, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Pidgin could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.
– graphical multi-protocol instant messaging client for X
Joseph Bisch discovered that Pidgin incorrectly handled certain xml
messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Pidgin to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
After a standard system update you need to restart Pidgin to make all the