GLSA-201207-05 : pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 59897


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201207-05 (pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution)

A format string vulnerability has been found in the 'log_message_cb()' function in otr-plugin.c.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All pidgin-otr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-3.2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59897

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201207-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/07/10

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pidgin-otr, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2369

BID: 53557

OSVDB: 82124

GLSA: 201207-05