A format string vulnerability in pidgin-otr may allow execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||x11-plugins/pidgin-otr on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.2.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.2.1|
pidgin-otr messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging.
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"
July 09, 2012
July 09, 2012: 1