pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution

2012-07-09T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201207-05
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2012-07-09T00:00:00

Description

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"