Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2476-1 pidgin-otr -- format string vulnerability
- Date Reported:
- 19 May 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 673154.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-2369.
- More information:
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.