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SuSE: New pidgin-otr packages fix security vulnerabilities

A format string flaw in pidgin-otr could have caused a denial of service condition or even potentially allowed attackers to execute arbitrary code. This has been fixed. Updated packages are available from download.opensuse.org.

  SUSE Security Update: Security update for pidgin-otr
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Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2012:0703-1
Rating:             important
References:         #762498 
Cross-References:   CVE-2012-2369
Affected Products:
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2
                   SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1
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  An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.

Description:


  A format string flaw in pidgin-otr could have caused a
  denial of service  condition or even potentially allowed
  attackers to execute arbitrary code.  This has been fixed.

  Security Issue reference:

  * CVE-2012-2369
  <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2369



Patch Instructions:

  To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
  Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-pidgin-otr-6380

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1:

     zypper in -t patch sledsp1-pidgin-otr-6380

  To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 (i586 x86_64):

     pidgin-otr-3.2.0-1.40.1

  - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 (i586 x86_64):

     pidgin-otr-3.2.0-1.40.1


References:

  http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-2369.html
  https://bugzilla.novell.com/762498
  http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/?keywords=88a4e0d56e88f035f398a36e479c669e
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