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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64066


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected jabberd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64066

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1538.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.8


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:jabberd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/4/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3525

BID: 55167

RHSA: 2012:1538