Pidgin IM client 2.9.0 closes security vulnerability

The Pidgin development team has announced the release of version 2.9.0 of its open source instant messenger application. This latest maintenance and security update addresses a potential denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability caused by corrupt buddy icons. According to the developers, using a specially-crafted GIF image file as their buddy icon, a remote attacker could cause the application to be terminated due to excessive memory use.

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