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pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201207-05 / pidgin-otr
Release Date July 09, 2012
Latest Revision July 09, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
x11-plugins/pidgin-otr < 3.2.1 >= 3.2.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #416263

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All pidgin-otr users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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