RHEL 5 / 6 : jabberd in Satellite Server (RHSA-2012:1538)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated jabberd package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Network Satellite 5.5 for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

This package provides jabberd 2, an Extensible Messaging and Presence
Protocol (XMPP) server used for XML based communication.

It was discovered that the XMPP Dialback protocol implementation in
jabberd 2 did not properly validate Verify Response and Authorization
Response messages. A remote attacker able to connect to the jabberd's
server-to-server communication port could possibly use this flaw to
spoof source domains of the XMPP messages. (CVE-2012-3525)

Users of Red Hat Network Satellite 5.5 are advised to upgrade to this
updated jabberd package, which resolves this issue. For this update to
take effect, Red Hat Network Satellite must be restarted. Refer to the
Solution section for details.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3525.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1538.html

Solution :

Update the affected jabberd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64066 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55167

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3525