Debian: DSA-3528-1: pidgin-otr security update

    Date 23 Mar 2016
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Stefan Sperling discovered that pidgin-otr, a Pidgin plugin implementing Off-The-Record messaging, contained a use-after-free bug. This could be used by a malicious remote user to intentionally crash the application, thus causing a denial-of-service.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3528-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                       Sebastien Delafond
    March 23, 2016                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pidgin-otr
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-8833
    
    Stefan Sperling discovered that pidgin-otr, a Pidgin plugin
    implementing Off-The-Record messaging, contained a use-after-free
    bug. This could be used by a malicious remote user to intentionally
    crash the application, thus causing a denial-of-service.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 4.0.1-1+deb8u1.
    
    For the testing (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, this
    problem has been fixed in version 4.0.2-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pidgin-otr packages.
    
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    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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