BitlBee: Security bypass — GLSA 200809-14

Multiple vulnerabilities in Bitlbee may allow to bypass security restrictions and hijack accounts.

Affected Packages

net-im/bitlbee on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2.3
Unaffected versions >= 1.2.3

Background

BitlBee is an IRC to IM gateway that support multiple IM protocols.

Description

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities were reported, including a NULL pointer dereference.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to overwrite existing IM accounts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3"

References

Release Date
September 23, 2008

Latest Revision
September 23, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

Bugzilla entries