Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 956334
CVE-2007-6746 telepathy-idle: does not properly validate SSL certificates
Last modified: 2014-06-21 14:42:16 EDT
It was reported , that telepathy-idle, an IRC backend for the Telepathy framework, did not check the server's SSL/TLS certificate for validity . This could allow an attacker to carry out man-in-the-middle attacks.
This flaw has existed in the source since 2007, and versions 0.1.11 through to 0.1.14 use GLib for TLS, so they did very basic checks on certificates, but did not check that the certificate issuer was a trusted CA, that the identity matched the server's hostname, or that the certificate had not expired.
The forthcoming 0.1.15 release will fix this flaw; a patch is attached to the upstream bug .
Packages already built and in bodhi for f18 & f19:
Created telepathy-idle tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 956335]
Typo in the summary: telepath -> telepathy
(In reply to comment #3)
> Typo in the summary: telepath -> telepathy
Thank you, Agostino.
The CVE identifier of CVE-2007-6746 has been assigned:
to this issue.
telepathy-idle-0.1.15-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.