Debian Bug report logs - #569506
irssi-plugin-otr: emote leaks information

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Package: irssi-plugin-otr; Maintainer for irssi-plugin-otr is Debian OTR Team <>; Source for irssi-plugin-otr is src:irssi-plugin-otr.

Reported by: Micah Anderson <>

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:02 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: security

Found in version irssi-plugin-otr/0.3-1

Fixed in version irssi-plugin-otr/1.0.0~alpha2-1~exp0

Done: Antoine Beaupré <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to,,,, David Spreen <>:
Bug#569506; Package irssi-plugin-otr. (Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Micah Anderson <>:
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Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Micah Anderson <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: irssi-plugin-otr: emote leaks information
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 18:58:45 -0500
Package: irssi-plugin-otr
Version: 0.3-1
Severity: important
Tags: security

The irssi otr plugin silently leaks unencrypted *on the record*
information when you use the /me emote functionality of irssi.

If you issue '/me hates leaking' in your client, you will not have any
indication whatsoever that this emote was sent over an unencrypted
communications channel, but it clearly is:

<br><font size="2">(03:48:27 PM) </font><b><font size="3">The
following message received from <a
href=""></a> was
<i>not</i> encrypted: [/me hates leaking]</font></b>

That is bad, it should not do that!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-vserver-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Reply sent to Antoine Beaupré <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Fri, 10 May 2013 16:36:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Micah Anderson <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Fri, 10 May 2013 16:36:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Antoine Beaupré <>
Subject: Bug#569506: fixed in irssi-plugin-otr 1.0.0~alpha2-1~exp0
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 16:32:58 +0000
Source: irssi-plugin-otr
Source-Version: 1.0.0~alpha2-1~exp0

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
irssi-plugin-otr, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Antoine Beaupré <> (supplier of updated irssi-plugin-otr package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 09:07:12 -0400
Source: irssi-plugin-otr
Binary: irssi-plugin-otr
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 1.0.0~alpha2-1~exp0
Distribution: experimental
Urgency: low
Maintainer: David Spreen <>
Changed-By: Antoine Beaupré <>
 irssi-plugin-otr - Off-the-Record Messaging Plugin for Irssi
Closes: 499229 569506 576696 695150
 irssi-plugin-otr (1.0.0~alpha2-1~exp0) experimental; urgency=low
   * New upstream release.
   * Remove destdir_support.patch, accepted upstream.
   * Remove python build dependency.
   * Use dh-autoreconf instead of manual bootstrap code.
   * Add missing dependencies.
   * Upload to experimental (Closes: #695150, #569506, #576696, #499229).
   * Add myself to maintainers.
   * Change dependency on libotr5 so we don't have to wait for the
     experimental release to build. We still upload to experimental to
     avoid shipping a broken version in sid. Once libotr5-4.0.0-2.1 hits
     unstable, this can be uploaded to unstable too.
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Information forwarded to, David Spreen <>:
Bug#569506; Package irssi-plugin-otr. (Sat, 11 May 2013 02:45:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Antoine Beaupré <>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to David Spreen <>. (Sat, 11 May 2013 02:45:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #15 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Antoine Beaupré <>
Subject: is this still happening in the 1.0 series?
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 22:42:10 -0400
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Control: tag 505269 +moreinfo


Whoa, this is an old bug! Yet there hasn't been many changes to the
package in the last years... until today! I have uploaded a shiny new
alpha release to unstable that is way better than the one in squeeze or
jessie, so give it a try and let me know if this bug is still there!

I have closed a few issues that I know are fixed (#569506, #576696), but
the "unrelated window bug" (#505269) I have never seen so I am not sure
I can close it.

Please let me know if you can reproduce.

We should act only in such away that if everyone 
else acted as we do, we would accept the results.
                        - Kant
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