Ubuntu Security Notice USN-548-1 November 28, 2007==========20================================================= pidgin vulnerability CVE-2007-4999 ========================================================== A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 7.10: libpurple0 1:2.2.1-1ubuntu4.1
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Pidgin to effect the necessary changes.
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.