libotr2 Base64 decoder buffer overflow
|libotr-base64-bo (77528)||High Risk|
The Debian libotr2 package is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Base64 decoder. By sending a specially-crafted OTR message, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- Debian Web site: libotr2.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 846377: CVE-2012-3461 libotr: Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the Base64 decoder.
- BID-54907: libotr2 Package Multiple Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2012-3461: The (1) otrl_base64_otr_decode function in src/b64.c; (2) otrl_proto_data_read_flags and (3) otrl_proto_accept_data functions in src/proto.c; and (4) decode function in toolkit/parse.c in libotr before 3.2.1 allocates a zero-length buffer when decoding a base64 string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a message with the value ?OTR:===., which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
- DSA-2526: libotr -- heap-based buffer overflows
- Debian libotr2
Aug 08, 2012
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