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Re: pidgin OTR information leakage
From: Dimitris Glynos <dimitris () census gr>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:44:18 +0200

On 02/25/2012 06:31 PM, Dimitris Glynos wrote:
Pidgin transmits OTR (off-the-record) conversations over DBUS in
plaintext. This makes it possible for attackers that have gained
user-level access on a host, to listen in on private conversations
associated with the victim account.

As noted by Peter Lawler this should really be referenced as
a libpurple issue and not a pidgin one. You may find the updated
advisory here:


(old URL is valid too)

Best regards,

Dimitris Glynos
http://census-labs.com -- IT security research, development and services

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