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<glsa id="200409-31">
<title>jabberd 1.x: Denial of Service vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
The jabberd server was found to be vulnerable to a remote Denial of Service
attack.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">jabberd</product>
<announced>September 23, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>64741</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-im/jabberd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.3-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">1.4.3-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Jabber is a set of streaming XML protocols enabling message, presence,
and other structured information exchange between two hosts. jabberd is
the original implementation of the Jabber protocol server.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Jose Antonio Calvo found a defect in routines handling XML parsing of
incoming data. jabberd 1.x may crash upon reception of invalid data on
any socket connection on which XML is parsed.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker may send a specific sequence of bytes to an open
socket to crash the jabberd server, resulting in a Denial of Service.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All jabberd users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=net-im/jabberd-1.4.3-r4&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=net-im/jabberd-1.4.3-r4&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.jabber.org/pipermail/jabberd/2004-September/002004.html">Vulnerability disclosure</uri>
<uri link="http://www.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2004-September/018046.html">Jabber announcement</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1378">CVE-2004-1378</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:27:04 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Sep 2004 15:51:07 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 22 Sep 2004 17:38:09 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>