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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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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