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<title>BitlBee: Security bypass</title>
Multiple vulnerabilities in Bitlbee may allow to bypass security
restrictions and hijack accounts.
<product type="ebuild">bitlbee</product>
<announced>September 23, 2008</announced>
<revised>September 23, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="net-im/bitlbee" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.2.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.2.3</vulnerable>
BitlBee is an IRC to IM gateway that support multiple IM protocols.
Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities were reported, including a NULL
pointer dereference.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to overwrite
existing IM accounts.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All BitlBee users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-im/bitlbee-1.2.3&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-3920</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-3969</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 05 Sep 2008 20:44:15 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 19 Sep 2008 20:00:27 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 20 Sep 2008 21:14:39 +0000">