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|Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200804-26 ] Openfire: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Openfire: Denial of Service (GLSA 200804-26)
Date: April 23, 2008
A design error in Openfire might lead to a Denial of Service.
Openfire (formerly Wildfire) is a Java implementation of a complete Jabber server.
Vulnerable: < 3.5.0
Unaffected: >= 3.5.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Openfire's connection manager in the file ConnectionManagerImpl.java cannot handle clients that fail to read messages, and has no limit on their session's send buffer.
Remote authenticated attackers could trigger large outgoing queues without reading messages, causing a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Openfire users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/openfire-3.5.0"