[SECURITY] [DSA 2476-1] pidgin-otr security update

2012-05-19T19:30:22
ID DEBIAN:DSA-2476-1:A6FCD
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2012-05-19T19:30:22

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2476-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Jonathan Wiltshire May 19, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : pidgin-otr Vulnerability : format string vulnerability Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2012-2369 Debian Bug : 673154

intrigeri discovered a format string error in pidgin-otr, an off-the-record messaging plugin for Pidgin.

This could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the user's machine.

The problem is only in pidgin-otr. Other applications which use libotr are not affected.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.0-5+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.1-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.1-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin-otr packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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