Bug 822226 - (CVE-2012-2369) CVE-2012-2369 pidgin-otr: Format string security flaw in pidgin-otr
CVE-2012-2369 pidgin-otr: Format string security flaw in pidgin-otr
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-05-16 13:33 EDT by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2012-07-19 10:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-07-19 10:02:42 EDT
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Description Kurt Seifried 2012-05-16 13:33:30 EDT
Ian Goldberg iang@cs.uwaterloo.ca reports:


Off-the-Record Messaging (OTR) Security Advisory 2012-01

Format string security flaw in pidgin-otr

Versions 3.2.0 and earlier of the pidgin-otr plugin contain a format
string security flaw.  This flaw could potentially be exploited by
a remote attacker to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the user's

The flaw is in pidgin-otr, not in libotr.  Other applications which use
libotr are not affected.

CVE-2012-2369 has been assigned to this issue.

The recommended course of action is to upgrade pidgin-otr to version
3.2.1 immediately.  The new version can be obtained here:

Source code:
gpg signature:

git repository:
    git://otr.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/otr/pidgin-otr (branch 3.2_dev)

Version 4.0.0 (soon to be released) does not suffer from this flaw.

Linux and *BSD vendors and package maintainers have been notified, and
updated packages should be available from them.
Comment 1 Paul Wouters 2012-06-15 13:53:55 EDT
these are all already in the updates repositories for EL6, F16 and F17

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