Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libotr vulnerability (USN-1541-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Justin Ferguson discovered multiple heap overflows in libotr. A remote
attacker could use this to craft a malformed OTR message that could
cause a denial of service via application crash or possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libotr2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61570 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54907

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3461

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