Bug 2081227 (CVE-2022-26491) - CVE-2022-26491 pidgin: MITM attack possible on non-DNSSEC XMPP connections
Summary: CVE-2022-26491 pidgin: MITM attack possible on non-DNSSEC XMPP connections
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2022-26491
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2081228 2082665
Blocks: 2081229
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2022-05-03 06:39 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2022-05-06 18:06 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: pidgin 2.14.9
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A flaw was found in Pidgin. This issue allows the performance of a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) against a client via DNS spoofing if the XMPP connections are not using the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC).
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Description Marian Rehak 2022-05-03 06:39:20 UTC
It was discovered that in pidgin before 2.14.9 if not using DNSSEC it is trivial to perform a man in the middle attack a client via DNS spoofing.

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https://pidgin.im/about/security/advisories/cve-2022-26491/

Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2022-05-03 06:39:35 UTC
Created pidgin tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2081228]


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