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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3853-1 (bitlbee - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

It was discovered that bitlbee, an IRC to other chat networks gateway, contained issues that allowed a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (via application crash), or potentially execute arbitrary commands.

Affected Software

Affected Software

bitlbee on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.2-2+deb8u1. For the upcoming stable (stretch) and unstable (sid) distributions, these problems have been fixed in version 3.5-1. We recommend that you upgrade your bitlbee packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)