Bug 461424 - (CVE-2008-3969) Bitlbee 1.2.3 was released, update required
Bitlbee 1.2.3 was released, update required
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bitlbee (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Robert Scheck
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-07 15:54 EDT by Robert Scheck
Modified: 2018-04-11 05:34 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.2.3-1
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Last Closed: 2008-09-07 16:16:44 EDT
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Description Robert Scheck 2008-09-07 15:54:40 EDT
Description of problem:
Bitlbee 1.2.3 was released, see the following changelog:

Version 1.2.3:
- Fixed one more flaw similar to the previous hijacking bug, caused by incon-
  sistent handling of the USTATUS_IDENTIFIED state. All code touching these
  variables was reviewed and should be correct now.

Finished 7 Sep 2008

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bitlbee-1.2.3-1 ;-)
Comment 1 Robert Scheck 2008-09-07 16:00:20 EDT
Upstream writes on the main page in the news section:

Unfortunately 1.2.2 did not fix all possible account hijacking loopholes. 
Another very similar flaw was found by Tero Marttila. In the migration to
the user configuration storage abstraction layer, a few safeguards that
prevent overwriting existing accounts disappeared. Over the week I went
over all the related code to make sure that everything's done in a sane,
safe and consistent way.
Comment 2 Robert Scheck 2008-09-07 16:16:44 EDT
Package: bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc10 Tag: dist-f10 Status: complete
Package: bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc9 Tag: dist-f9-updates-candidate Status: complete
Package: bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc8 Tag: dist-f8-updates-candidate Status: complete

127 (bitlbee): Build on target fedora-5-epel succeeded.
128 (bitlbee): Build on target fedora-4-epel succeeded.
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-09-07 16:17:45 EDT
bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2008-09-07 16:17:49 EDT
bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2008-09-08 03:40:03 EDT
Few references:

Upstream news page with announcement already quoted in comment #1:

Upstream changelog:

Upstream fix:
Comment 6 Robert Scheck 2008-09-08 07:07:28 EDT
To make Matej Cepl happy: The changeset mentioned in comment #5 is part of 
Bitlbee 1.2.3, so currently no open task/jobs etc.
Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2008-09-09 14:33:05 EDT
CVE id CVE-2008-3969 was assigned to this additional fix in bitlbee 1.2.3.
Comment 8 Tomas Hoger 2008-09-11 02:27:43 EDT

Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in BitlBee before 1.2.3 allow
remote attackers to "overwrite" and "hijack" existing accounts via
unknown vectors.  NOTE: this issue exists because of an incomplete fix
for CVE-2008-3920.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2008-09-11 12:54:24 EDT
bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-09-11 12:59:22 EDT
bitlbee-1.2.3-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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