USN-2926-1: OTR vulnerability
10 March 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
OTR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- libotr - Off-the-Record Messaging library
Markus Vervier discovered that OTR incorrectly handled large incoming messages. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause OTR to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart OTR applications to make all the necessary changes