Debian: DSA-2476-1: pidgin-otr security update

    Date19 May 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2476-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Jonathan Wiltshire
    May 19, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    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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