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

High Nessus Plugin ID 59168


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


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.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59168

File Name: freebsd_pkg_aa71daaa9f8c11e1bd0a0082a0c18826.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/05/17

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pidgin-otr, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2369