CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-08-21
Bugzilla: 850872: CVE-2012-3525 jabberd: Prone to unsolicited XMPP Dialback attacks
IAVA: 2013-A-0066


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

s2s/out.c in jabberd2 2.2.16 and earlier does not verify that a request was made for an XMPP Server Dialback response, which allows remote XMPP servers to spoof domains via a (1) Verify Response or (2) Authorization Response.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3525 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (jabberd) RHSA-2012:1538 December 04, 2012
Red Hat Satellite 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (jabberd) RHSA-2012:1538 December 04, 2012
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.5) (jabberd) RHSA-2012:1539 December 04, 2012
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.6) (jabberd) RHSA-2012:1539 December 04, 2012

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