Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : libotr vulnerability (USN-2926-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 89866
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMarkus Vervier discovered that OTR incorrectly handled large incoming messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OTR to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libotr2 package.