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:
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.