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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201207-05 ] pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201207-05)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 09, 2012
Bug(s): #416263
ID: 201207-05

Synopsis

A format string vulnerability in pidgin-otr may allow execution of
arbitrary code.


Background

pidgin-otr messaging allows you to have private conversations over
instant messaging.


Affected Packages

Package: x11-plugins/pidgin-otr
Vulnerable: < 3.2.1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A format string vulnerability has been found in the "log_message_cb()"
function in otr-plugin.c.


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All pidgin-otr users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-3.2.1"
   


References

CVE-2012-2369
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