Ubuntu 2926-1: OTR vulnerability

    Date10 Mar 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    OTR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2926-1
    March 10, 2016
    
    libotr vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    OTR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted
    network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - libotr: Off-the-Record Messaging library
    
    Details:
    
    Markus Vervier discovered that OTR incorrectly handled large incoming
    messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OTR to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libotr2                         3.2.0-4ubuntu0.3
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart OTR applications to
    make all the necessary changes
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2926-1
      CVE-2016-2851
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libotr/3.2.0-4ubuntu0.3
    
    
    
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