FreeBSD : pidgin-otr -- format string vulnerability (aa71daaa-9f8c-11e1-bd0a-0082a0c18826)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The authors report :

Versions 3.2.0 and earlier of the pidgin-otr plugin contain a format
string security flaw. This flaw could potentially be exploited by a
remote attacker to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the user's
machine.

The flaw is in pidgin-otr, not in libotr. Other applications that use
libotr are not affected.

See also :

http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/
http://www.nessus.org/u?0c5354a4

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59168 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2369

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