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jabberd -- denial-of-service vulnerability


José Antonio Calvo discovered a bug in the Jabber 1.x server. According to Matthias Wimmer:

Without this patch, it is possible to remotly crash jabberd14, if there is access to one of the following types of network sockets:

This is any socket on which the jabberd server parses XML!

The problem existed in the included expat XML parser code. This patch removes the included expat code from jabberd14 and links jabberd against an installed version of expat.



portaudit: jabberd -- denial-of-service vulnerability

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