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Mandriva: 2013:097: libotr Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A vulnerability was found and corrected in libotr: Just Ferguson discovered that libotr, an off-the-record (OTR) messaging library, can be forced to perform zero-length allocations for heap buffers that are used in base64 decoding routines. An attacker can [More...]
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2013:097
 http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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 Package : libotr
 Date    : April 10, 2013
 Affected: Business Server 1.0
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 Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was found and corrected in libotr:
 
 Just Ferguson discovered that libotr, an off-the-record (OTR) messaging
 library, can be forced to perform zero-length allocations for heap
 buffers that are used in base64 decoding routines. An attacker can
 exploit this flaw by sending crafted messages to an application that
 is using libotr to perform denial of service attacks or potentially
 execute arbitrary code (CVE-2012-3461).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3461
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 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
 d2d74c963e8d28f640a73a1fd2250880  mbs1/x86_64/lib64otr2-3.2.0-6.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 02ba68747b2e3e7d5ba656a5b568ba2a  mbs1/x86_64/lib64otr-devel-3.2.0-6.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
 67bd7de29c7138e79c475898a58ccd98  mbs1/x86_64/libotr-utils-3.2.0-6.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm 
 c429f649c06662ae2067945e1097c414  mbs1/SRPMS/libotr-3.2.0-6.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
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