Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libotr and Pidgin OTR, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||net-libs/libotr on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.1.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.1.1|
|Package||x11-plugins/pidgin-otr on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 4.0.2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 4.0.2|
Pidgin Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging. libotr is a portable off-the-record messaging library.
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both libotr and Pidgin OTR. Please review the CVE identifiers for more information.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libotr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libotr-4.1.1"
All Pidgin OTR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-4.0.2"