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|Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201207-05 ] pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201207-05)
Date: July 09, 2012
A format string vulnerability in pidgin-otr may allow execution of
pidgin-otr messaging allows you to have private conversations over
Vulnerable: < 3.2.1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
A format string vulnerability has been found in the "log_message_cb()"
function in otr-plugin.c.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All pidgin-otr users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-3.2.1"