GLSA-201207-05 : pidgin-otr: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 59897
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll pidgin-otr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-3.2.1'