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Gajim: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201208-04 / gajim
Release Date August 14, 2012
Latest Revision August 14, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-im/gajim < 0.15-r1 >= 0.15-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #411269, #412215


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Gajim, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Gajim is a Jabber and XMPP client written in PyGTK.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Gajim. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted link using Gajim, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a remote attacker could use a specially crafted Jabber ID, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary SQL statements.

A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Gajim users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-im/gajim-0.15-r1"

4.  References


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