Debian: 2702-1: telepathy-gabble: TLS verification bypass
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Maksim Otstavnov discovered that the Wocky submodule used by telepathy-gabble, the Jabber/XMPP connection manager for the Telepathy framework, does not respect the tls-required flag on legacy Jabber servers. A network intermediary could use this vulnerability to bypass [More...]
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2702-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
June 03, 2013                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : telepathy-gabble
Vulnerability  : TLS verification bypass
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1431

Maksim Otstavnov discovered that the Wocky submodule used by
telepathy-gabble, the Jabber/XMPP connection manager for the Telepathy
framework, does not respect the tls-required flag on legacy Jabber
servers. A network intermediary could use this vulnerability to bypass
TLS verification and perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.15-1+squeeze2.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.16.5-1+deb7u1.

For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.16.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your telepathy-gabble packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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