GLSA-200809-14 : BitlBee: Security bypass

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200809-14
(BitlBee: Security bypass)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34272 (gentoo_GLSA-200809-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3920
CVE-2008-3969