GLSA 200809-14 BitlBee: Security bypass
Posted on: 09/23/2008 10:40 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - BitlBee: Security bypass. Here the announcement:

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
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Bitlbee may allow to bypass security
restrictions and hijack accounts.

Background
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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 lt; 1.2.3 gt;= 1.2.=
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Description
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Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities were reported, including a NULL
pointer dereference.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to overwrite
existing IM accounts.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=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
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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-200809-14.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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