82124 : pidgin-otr Plugin for Pidgin otr-plugin.c log_message_cb() Function Remote Format String
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A format string flaw exists in pidgin-otr Plugin for Pidgin. The log_message_cb() function in otr-plugin.c fails to properly sanitize format string specifiers (e.g., %s and %x). With a specially crafted request, a remote attacker can crash the service or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified
OSVDB: Web Related


Upgrade to version 3.2.1 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.


Ian Goldberg and the OTR Development Team
pidgin-otr Plugin for Pidgin



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.5
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-05-24 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1


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