Gajim: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201208-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gajim, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-im/gajim on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.15-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.15-r1

Background

Gajim is a Jabber and XMPP client written in PyGTK.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Gajim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link using Gajim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker could use a specially crafted Jabber ID, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary SQL statements.

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Gajim users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gajim-0.15-r1"
 

References

Release Date
August 14, 2012

Latest Revision
August 14, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

Bugzilla entries