Pidgin Security Advisory

TitleXMPP may not enforce TLS
Date2009-09-03
CVE NameCVE-2009-3026
Discovered Bybugdave in ticket #8131 and Paul Aurich
SummaryXMPP does not always respect the "require TLS/SSL" preference
DescriptionThe XMPP protocol plugin can be tricked into establishing an insecure connection by a malicious man in the middle by causing libpurple to use the older IQ-based login and then not offering TLS/SSL. The "require TLS/SSL" option was introduced in 2.2.0.
Fixed in Revision447ef31d038a
Fixed in Version2.6.0
FixRespect the "require TLS/SSL" preference for this type of connection.

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