Jabber SSL connections denial of service

jabber-ssl-connections-dos (14158) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Jabber is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a vulnerability when handling SSL connections. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause Jabber to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Jabber (1.4.3 or later), available from the jabberd Web page. See References.

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest jabber package (1.4.2a-1.1woody1 or later), as listed in DSA-414-1. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest jabber package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2004:005 : jabber for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 9.1: 1.4.2a-10.1.91mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 9.2: 1.4.2a-10.1.92mdk or later
Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1: 1.4.2a-10.1.C21mdk or later

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

  • jabberd Web page: jabberd project.
  • BID-9376: Jabber Server SSL Handling Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • BID-9710: Jabber Software Jabber Gadu-Gadu Transport Multiple Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2004-0013: jabber 1.4.2, 1.4.2a, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly handle SSL connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash).
  • DSA-414: jabber -- denial of service
  • MDKSA-2004:005: Updated jabber packages fix DoS vulnerability
  • OSVDB ID: 3345: jabberd SSL DoS
  • SA10559: jabberd SSL Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Jabber Software Foundation Jabber prior to 1.4.3
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 2.1 X86_64

Reported:

Jan 07, 2004

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