Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : libotr vulnerability (USN-1541-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61570
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJustin Ferguson discovered multiple heap overflows in libotr. A remote attacker could use this to craft a malformed OTR message that could cause a denial of service via application crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libotr2 package.