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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-14 ] BitlBee: Security bypass Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: BitlBee: Security bypass (GLSA 200809-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 23, 2008
Bug(s): #236160
ID: 200809-14

Synopsis

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

Package: net-im/bitlbee
Vulnerable: < 1.2.3
Unaffected: >= 1.2.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3"


References

CVE-2008-3920
CVE-2008-3969
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