Pidgin/Gaim Exploits and Updates

Liam liamtr at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 22:24:01 EST 2010


Hi guys,
Pidgin/Gaim has had it's fair share of exploits over the years, as
anyone can see on Secunia's Vulnerability Advisories here:
http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=pidgin
http://secunia.com/advisories/search/?search=gaim

Are there any plans to implement an automatic update notification
feature? The lack of one quite frankly puts Pidgin users unnecessarily
at risk.

For eg, i wouldn't have known the version i had installed contained
vulnerabilities if not the for the fact i am on Secunia's
Vulnerability list or if i wasn't a user of the Secunia Software
Inspectors (which detect Windows software with known vulnerabilities -
free for home users). But how many everyday users would be going to
those lengths though?

Regards,

Liam



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