USN-1541-1: libotr vulnerability
16 August 2012
Applications using Off-the-Record messaging plugins could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network messages.
- libotr - Off-the-Record Messaging library
Justin 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart any instant
messaging applications using an Off-the-Record messaging plugin to
make all the necessary changes.