Adium for Mac and Microsoft Lync

2014/02/28

UPDATE 20170322 13:33: I don’t recommend the use of Adium any longer. See https://twitter.com/JoeBeOne/status/844304343864107009 and an RCE in Adium as a result of code in libpurple. http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2017/Mar/57

DO NOT USE.

UPDATE: The official Adium 1.5.10 is now available from the Adium page here. There is a direct download link here.

So for a while now there has been a bug in the SIPE plugin for Adium on the Mac that prevented Adium from connecting to MS Lync servers. Bug is documented at http://sourceforge.net/p/sipe/wiki/Frequently%20Asked%20Questions/#after-upgrading-to-nss-3131-or-newerwzxhzdk12wzxhzdk16insert-your-favorite-linux-distribution-herewzxhzdk17-xxxwzxhzdk13windows-pidgin-2107wzxhzdk14mac-os-x-109wzxhzdk15-login-fails-with-read-error

There is now a feasible workaround to the issue. Follow these steps:

Rejoice.

Yes its a work around. Yes it may possibly be a bad thing to reduce your security stance. No warranties given.