CVE-2017-5592

NameCVE-2017-5592
DescriptionAn incorrect implementation of "XEP-0280: Message Carbons" in multiple XMPP clients allows a remote attacker to impersonate any user, including contacts, in the vulnerable application's display. This allows for various kinds of social engineering attacks. This CVE is for profanity (0.4.7 - 0.5.0).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs854735

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
profanity (PTS)jessie0.4.4-2fixed
sid0.5.0-0.1vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
profanitysource(unstable)(unfixed)medium854735
profanitysourcejessie(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - profanity <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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