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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201207-05

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201207-05
Posted Jul 10, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201207-5 - A format string vulnerability in pidgin-otr may allow execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 3.2.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-2369
MD5 | 7480a44fb2d03d6da5781060c5862cd6

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201207-05

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Severity: High
Title: pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution
Date: July 09, 2012
Bugs: #416263
ID: 201207-05

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

pidgin-otr messaging allows you to have private conversations over
instant messaging.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 x11-plugins/pidgin-otr < 3.2.1 >= 3.2.1

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"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-2369
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2369

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201207-05.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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