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[ GLSA 200804-26 ] Openfire: Denial of Service
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:35:52 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200804-26
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Openfire: Denial of Service
      Date: April 23, 2008
      Bugs: #217234
        ID: 200804-26

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Synopsis
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A design error in Openfire might lead to a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Openfire (formerly Wildfire) is a Java implementation of a complete
Jabber server.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
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  1  net-im/openfire       < 3.5.0                            >= 3.5.0

Description
===========

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.

Impact
======

Remote authenticated attackers could trigger large outgoing queues
without reading messages, causing a Denial of Service.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Openfire users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/openfire-3.5.0"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-1728
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1728

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200804-26.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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