GLSA 200804-26 Openfire: Denial of Service
Posted on: 04/23/2008 06:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Openfire: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200804-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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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
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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 lt; 3.5.0 gt;= 3.5.0

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Openfire users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=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
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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-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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