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Secunia Security Advisory 46510

Secunia Security Advisory 46510
Posted Oct 21, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in GNOME Empathy, which can be exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

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Secunia Security Advisory 46510

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TITLE:
GNOME Empathy Nickname Script Insertion Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA46510

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/46510/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=46510

RELEASE DATE:
2011-10-21

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/46510/#comments

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* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
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http://secunia.com/advisories/46510/

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http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in GNOME Empathy, which can be
exploited by malicious users to conduct script insertion attacks.

Input passed via the nickname is not properly sanitised within the
Adium theme before being used. This can be exploited to insert
arbitrary HTML and script code, which will be executed in a user's IM
session in context of the user's chat room when malicious data is
displayed.

The vulnerability is reported in version 3.2.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Fixed in the GIT repository.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by Jérémy in a bug report.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662035

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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