GLSA-201701-10 : libotr, Pidgin OTR: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96241


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-10 (libotr, Pidgin OTR: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in both libotr and Pidgin OTR. Please review the CVE identifiers for more information.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted message, possibly resulting in the execution of 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 libotr users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libotr-4.1.1' All Pidgin OTR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-plugins/pidgin-otr-4.0.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96241

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libotr, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8833, CVE-2016-2851

GLSA: 201701-10