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[liberationtech] Current state of Pidgin OTR vs Jitsi OTR

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Mon Jul 1 04:02:03 PDT 2013


On 1 July 2013 05:20, Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> wrote:
> The remaining claimed problems are then pidgin itself having bugs, nothing
> on OTR.  So if you want to argue for an interpreted language chat client,
> go
> for it.

If libpurple/pidgin itself has bugs, that compromises OTR.  If an
attacker gets in through a window or your sliding door, he's still in
your house.  And libpurple is full of bugs.  That's the easy, go-to
answer for this question.
http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/search-results?query=libpurple&search_type=all&cves=on

-tom



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