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Ubuntu: New Empathy packages fix security vulnerabilities

It was discovered that a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Adium theme allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary javascript or HTML via a crafted nickname in XMPP group conversations. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1250-1
October 28, 2011

empathy vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Empathy could be made to run programs or display webpages via specially
crafted nicknames.

Software Description:
- empathy: GNOME multi-protocol chat and call client

Details:

It was discovered that a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in
the Adium theme allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary javascript
or HTML via a crafted nickname in XMPP group conversations.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10:
 empathy                         3.2.0.1-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 11.04:
 empathy                         2.34.0-0ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
 empathy                         2.32.1-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 empathy                         2.30.3-0ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to
make all the necessary changes.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1250-1
 CVE-2011-3635, CVE-2011-4170

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/3.2.0.1-0ubuntu1.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/2.34.0-0ubuntu3.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/2.32.1-0ubuntu1.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/2.30.3-0ubuntu1.1
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