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Bug 607161 - security issues
security issues
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 551911
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Chat
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-01-16 17:55 UTC by Chief
Modified: 2010-01-16 19:29 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Dependencies (5.95 KB, text/plain)
2010-01-16 17:56 UTC, Chief
ProcMaps (43.64 KB, text/plain)
2010-01-16 17:57 UTC, Chief
ProcStatus (739 bytes, text/plain)
2010-01-16 17:57 UTC, Chief
XsessionErrors (2.60 KB, text/plain)
2010-01-16 17:58 UTC, Chief

Description Chief 2010-01-16 17:55:55 UTC
Binary package hint: empathy

Empathy has some security issues. For one, I get all the time random messages about joining people's web site to view their fake porn web cams which is not a problem with Linux because it can't get windows-related viruses... But it IS very annoying.
Two, there is no way to block a contact.
Three, there is no way to ping a contact for an IP address, so I can later run a Traceroute.
I'm just saying, It needs these implementations to be more functional.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 538e5064f66ce306ced538e22a07c602
CheckboxSystem: 7bd8da88dafd60871851ac52e3ae8049
Date: Mon Jan 4 09:19:42 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: empathy
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-16.53-generic
SourcePackage: empathy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-16-generic i686
Comment 1 Chief 2010-01-16 17:56:59 UTC
Created attachment 151552 [details]
Comment 2 Chief 2010-01-16 17:57:28 UTC
Created attachment 151553 [details]
Comment 3 Chief 2010-01-16 17:57:53 UTC
Created attachment 151554 [details]
Comment 4 Chief 2010-01-16 17:58:18 UTC
Created attachment 151555 [details]
Comment 5 Frederic Peters 2010-01-16 19:13:03 UTC
Thanks for your bug report (but seriously for such a request there's absolutely zero need for such attachments).

Also you come with several requests in a single report, which makes it impossible to handle appropriately. (for example the request to block contacts is bug 551911).

This looks like your main request, so I'm marking this bug as a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 551911 ***
Comment 6 Chief 2010-01-16 19:29:51 UTC
Sorry Frederic, I'm fairly still new to reporting bugs and I was unaware of the duplicate report. I ended up removing Empathy and installing Pidgin.