exploit the possibilities

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-10

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-10
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-10 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libotr and Pidgin OTR, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 4.1.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-8833, CVE-2016-2851
MD5 | 101a12376aad752bb6e5fa62934fdb4a

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-10

Change Mirror Download

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201701-10
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
https://security.gentoo.org/
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Severity: Normal
Title: libotr, Pidgin OTR: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: January 02, 2017
Bugs: #576914, #576916
ID: 201701-10

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libotr and Pidgin OTR,
allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Pidgin Off-the-Record (OTR) messaging allows you to have private
conversations over instant messaging. libotr is a portable
off-the-record messaging library.

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 net-libs/libotr < 4.1.1 >= 4.1.1
2 x11-plugins/pidgin-otr < 4.0.2 >= 4.0.2
-------------------------------------------------------------------
2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both libotr and Pidgin OTR. Please
review the CVE identifiers for more information.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly
resulting in the execution of 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 libotr users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libotr-4.1.1"

All Pidgin OTR users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-4.0.2"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2015-8833
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8833
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-2851
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-2851

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-10

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 2017 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


--sicH10FgukfElprGu9qiQdmd6EWl4nquM--

Login or Register to add favorites

File Archive:

July 2020

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Jul 1st
    15 Files
  • 2
    Jul 2nd
    19 Files
  • 3
    Jul 3rd
    11 Files
  • 4
    Jul 4th
    0 Files
  • 5
    Jul 5th
    0 Files
  • 6
    Jul 6th
    0 Files
  • 7
    Jul 7th
    0 Files
  • 8
    Jul 8th
    0 Files
  • 9
    Jul 9th
    0 Files
  • 10
    Jul 10th
    0 Files
  • 11
    Jul 11th
    0 Files
  • 12
    Jul 12th
    0 Files
  • 13
    Jul 13th
    0 Files
  • 14
    Jul 14th
    0 Files
  • 15
    Jul 15th
    0 Files
  • 16
    Jul 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Jul 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Jul 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Jul 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Jul 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Jul 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Jul 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Jul 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Jul 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Jul 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Jul 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Jul 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Jul 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Jul 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Jul 30th
    0 Files
  • 31
    Jul 31st
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2020 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close