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[ GLSA 200809-14 ] BitlBee: Security bypass
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 23:33:35 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-14
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   Severity: Normal
      Title: BitlBee: Security bypass
       Date: September 23, 2008
       Bugs: #236160
         ID: 200809-14

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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
=================

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      Package         /  Vulnerable  /                       Unaffected
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   1  net-im/bitlbee       < 1.2.3                             >= 1.2.3

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:

     # emerge --sync
     # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3"

References
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   [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3920
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3920
   [ 2 ] CVE-2008-3969
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3969

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

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

   http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-14.xml

Concerns?
=========

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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