GLSA-201401-02 : Gajim: Information disclosure

This script is Copyright (C) 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-201401-02
(Gajim: Information disclosure)

The _ssl_verify_callback() function in tls_nb.py does not properly
validate SSL certificates, causing any certificate to be accepted as
valid as long as the root CA is valid.

Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections and potentially
disclose sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-02.xml

Solution :

All Gajim users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-im/gajim-0.15.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71809 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56481

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5524