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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3969

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 08/19/2009


Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in BitlBee before 1.2.3 allow remote attackers to "overwrite" and "hijack" existing accounts via unknown vectors related to "inconsistent handling of the USTATUS_IDENTIFIED state." NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2008-3920.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200809-14
External Source: XF
Name: bitlbee-multiple-unspecified-security-bypass(45132)
External Source: BID
Name: 31342
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31991
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request for bitlbee
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080908 Re: CVE request for bitlbee
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/news.r.html
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-7761
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/changelog.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461424
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31690

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)