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Posted 15 September 2013 - 06:56 AM

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201309-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: libotr: Arbitrary code execution
Date: September 15, 2013
Bugs: #430486
ID: 201309-07

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow vulnerability in libotr could allow a remote attacker
to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

libotr is a portable off-the-record messaging library.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/libotr < 3.2.1 >= 3.2.1

Description
===========

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows are present in the Base64 decoder
of libotr.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libotr users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libotr-3.2.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-3461
http://nvd.nist.gov/...e=CVE-2012-3461

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gent...a-201309-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security ( -at -) gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommo...enses/by-sa/2.5







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