Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libotr (MDVSA-2012:131)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was found and corrected in libotr :

Just Ferguson discovered that libotr, an off-the-record (OTR)
messaging library, can be forced to perform zero-length allocations
for heap buffers that are used in base64 decoding routines. An
attacker can exploit this flaw by sending crafted messages to an
application that is using libotr to perform denial of service attacks
or potentially execute arbitrary code (CVE-2012-3461).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61980 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54907

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3461

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