GLSA-201309-07 : libotr: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69898
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201309-07 (libotr: Arbitrary code execution)
Multiple heap-based buffer overflows are present in the Base64 decoder of libotr.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted OTR message, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libotr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libotr-3.2.1'