Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 832-1] bitlbee security update)

Published: 2018-03-28 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
bitlbee on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 3.0.5-1.2+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your bitlbee Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Various security issues were discovered in bitlbee. CVE-2017-5668 Fix for incomplete fix for 'Null pointer dereference with file transfer request from unknown contacts'. (Though this Linux Distribution Package wasn't in Wheezy with this issue, I mention it here. The fix was done with the second patch for CVE-2016-10189) CVE-2016-10189 Null pointer dereference with file transfer request from unknown contacts. CVE-2016-10188 deactivate any incoming file transfer for bitlbee This affects any libpurple protocol when used through BitlBee. It does not affect other libpurple-based clients such as pidgin.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10188
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10189
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-5668

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/02/msg00023.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.5
Published
2018-03-28
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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