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Bug 519216 (CVE-2014-5075) - dev-java/smack: MitM vulnerability
Summary: dev-java/smack: MitM vulnerability
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: CVE-2014-5075
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
URL: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug....
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa cve]
Keywords:
Depends on: CVE-2016-10027
Blocks:
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Reported: 2014-08-06 14:16 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2019-09-15 02:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2014-08-06 14:16:14 UTC
From ${URL} :

It was reported [1] that Smack (XMPP client library) is vulnerable to MitM attacks with a crafted SSL certificates.
Quote from [1]:
...
Details
-------

Smack is using Java's `SSLSocket`, which checks the peer certificate
using an `X509TrustManager`, but does not perform hostname verification.
Therefore, it is possible to redirect the traffic between a Smack-using
application and a legitimate XMPP server through the attacker's server,
merely by providing a valid certificate for a domain under the
attacker's control.

In Smack versions 2.2.0 to 3.4.1, a custom `ServerTrustManager`
implementation was used, which was supplied with the connection's server
name, and performed hostname verification. However, it failed to verify
the basicConstraints and nameConstraints of the certificate chain
(CVE-2014-0363, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2014-0363)
and has been removed in Smack 4.0.0.

Applications using Smack 2.2.0 to 3.4.1 with a custom `TrustManager` did
not benefit from `ServerTrustManager` and are vulnerable as well, unless
their own `TrustManager` implementation explicitly performs hostname
verification.
...

[1]: http://seclists.org/bugtraq/2014/Aug/29


@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev 2016-11-23 15:08:10 UTC
@ Maintainer(s): Please bump package to >=dev-java/smack-4.1.9.
Comment 2 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-08-14 20:10:48 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=e80934f925f9640a1c43020531ff1d06fe5e67d4

commit e80934f925f9640a1c43020531ff1d06fe5e67d4
Author:     Aaron Bauman <bman@gentoo.org>
AuthorDate: 2019-08-14 20:10:11 +0000
Commit:     Aaron Bauman <bman@gentoo.org>
CommitDate: 2019-08-14 20:10:11 +0000

    profiles/package.mask: mask dev-java/smack
    
    * Package has longstanding vulnerabilities
    * Unmaintained in Gentoo
    
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/509354
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/519216
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/603440
    
    Signed-off-by: Aaron Bauman <bman@gentoo.org>

 profiles/package.mask | 27 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 27 insertions(+)
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2019-09-14 15:37:41 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/commit/?id=b284fe06667eddb6283c94328bccdde0dc622446

commit b284fe06667eddb6283c94328bccdde0dc622446
Author:     Michał Górny <mgorny@gentoo.org>
AuthorDate: 2019-09-14 15:36:42 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <mgorny@gentoo.org>
CommitDate: 2019-09-14 15:37:35 +0000

    dev-java/smack: Remove last-rited pkg
    
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/509354
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/519216
    Bug: https://bugs.gentoo.org/603440
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <mgorny@gentoo.org>

 dev-java/smack/Manifest           |  2 --
 dev-java/smack/metadata.xml       |  8 ------
 dev-java/smack/smack-2.2.1.ebuild | 60 ---------------------------------------
 dev-java/smack/smack-3.2.1.ebuild | 30 --------------------
 profiles/package.mask             |  6 ----
 5 files changed, 106 deletions(-)
Comment 4 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2019-09-15 02:30:38 UTC
bye Felicia