pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201207-05

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

Affected Packages

x11-plugins/pidgin-otr on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.2.1
Unaffected versions >= 3.2.1

Background

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

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:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-3.2.1"
 

References

Release Date
July 09, 2012

Latest Revision
July 09, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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