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BitlBee: Security bypass



BitlBee: Security bypass
BitlBee: Security bypass



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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    Severity: Normal
       Title: BitlBee: Security bypass
        Date: September 23, 2008
        Bugs: #236160
          ID: 200809-14

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Bitlbee may allow to bypass security
restrictions and hijack accounts.

Background
=========
BitlBee is an IRC to IM gateway that support multiple IM protocols.

Affected packages
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       Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
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    1  net-im/bitlbee       < 1.2.3                             >= 1.2.3

Description
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Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities were reported, including a NULL
pointer dereference.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to overwrite
existing IM accounts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3"

References
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    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3920
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3920 
    [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3969
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3969 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-14.xml 

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 




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