Gentoo: 201208-04 Gajim: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gajim, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201208-04
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Gajim: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: August 14, 2012
     Bugs: #411269, #412215
       ID: 201208-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gajim, the worst of which
may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Gajim is a Jabber and XMPP client written in PyGTK.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-im/gajim                < 0.15-r1                 >= 0.15-r1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Gajim. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link
using Gajim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Furthermore, a remote attacker could use a specially crafted Jabber ID,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary SQL statements.

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Gajim users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gajim-0.15-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-2085
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2085
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-2086
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2086
[ 3 ] CVE-2012-2093
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2093

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-201208-04.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2012 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.

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