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CVE-2009-3026 Detail

Description

protocols/jabber/auth.c in libpurple in Pidgin 2.6.0, and possibly other versions, does not follow the "require TLS/SSL" preference when connecting to older Jabber servers that do not follow the XMPP specification, which causes libpurple to connect to the server without the expected encryption and allows remote attackers to sniff sessions.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/31/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3026
Original release date:
08/31/2009
Last revised:
09/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/22/2009)

Red Hat has released updates to correct this issue: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1453.html

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=542891 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=542891
http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8131 External Source CONFIRM http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8131
http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/312e056d702d29379ea61aea9d27765f127bc888/with/55897c4ce0787edc1e7721b7f4a9b5cbc8357279 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://developer.pidgin.im/viewmtn/revision/diff/312e056d702d29379ea61aea9d27765f127bc888/with/55897c4ce0787edc1e7721b7f4a9b5cbc8357279
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/24/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090824 CVE id request: pidgin
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36368 External Source BID 36368
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/53000 External Source XF pidgin-libpurple-weak-security(53000)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11070 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11070
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5757 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5757

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11070
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11070
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5757
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5757

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:pidgin:pidgin:2.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Denotes Vulnerable Software
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