GLSA-200409-31 : jabberd 1.x: Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-31
(jabberd 1.x: Denial of Service vulnerability)

Jose Antonio Calvo found a defect in routines handling XML parsing of
incoming data. jabberd 1.x may crash upon reception of invalid data on
any socket connection on which XML is parsed.

Impact :

A remote attacker may send a specific sequence of bytes to an open
socket to crash the jabberd server, resulting in a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/jabberd/2004-September/002004.html
http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2004-September/018046.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-31.xml

Solution :

All jabberd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-im/jabberd-1.4.3-r4'
# emerge '>=net-im/jabberd-1.4.3-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14799 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-31.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1378