Debian Security Advisory DSA 3439-1 (prosody - security update)

Published: 2016-01-09 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
prosody on Debian Linux

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 0.8.2-4+deb7u3. For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.7-2+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your prosody Linux Distribution Packages.

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Prosody, a lightweight Jabber/XMPP server. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues: CVE-2016-1231 Kim Alvefur discovered a flaw in Prosody's HTTP file-serving module that allows it to serve requests outside of the configured public root directory. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw to access private files including sensitive data. The default configuration does not enable the mod_http_files module and thus is not vulnerable. CVE-2016-1232 Thijs Alkemade discovered that Prosody's generation of the secret token for server-to-server dialback authentication relied upon a weak random number generator that was not cryptographically secure. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to guess at probable values of the secret key and impersonate the affected domain to other servers on the network.

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)


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