[ GLSA 201707-14 ] Gajim: Information disclosure

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[ GLSA 201707-14 ] Gajim: Information disclosure

Thomas Deutschmann
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201707-14
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Gajim: Information disclosure
     Date: July 10, 2017
     Bugs: #620146
       ID: 201707-14

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Gajim might allow remote attackers to intercept
encrypted communications.

Background
==========

Gajim is a Jabber/XMPP client which uses GTK+.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-im/gajim               < 0.16.6-r1              >= 0.16.6-r1

Description
===========

Gajim unconditionally implements the "XEP-0146: Remote Controlling
Clients" extension.

Impact
======

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious XMPP
server, could extract plaintext from Off The Record (OTR) encrypted
sessions.

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-0.16.6-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-10376
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-10376

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201707-14

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[hidden email] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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