Vulnerability Note VU#489228
Ignite Realtime Smack XMPP API contains multiple vulnerabilities
Original Release date: 29 Apr 2014 | Last revised: 29 Apr 2014

Overview
Ignite Realtime’s Smack XMPP API ServerTrustManger trusts unauthorized SSL certificates (CWE-358) and IQ requests do not verify the from attribute allowing anyone to spoof IQ responses. (CWE-345)

Description
CWE-358: Improperly Implemented Security Check for Standard – CVE-2014-0363
The implementation of ServerTrustManger in Smack API version 3.4.1, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly verify the basicConstraints and nameConstraints of a certificate within a certificate chain.

CWE-345: Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity – CVE-2014-0364
The implementation of ParseRoster in Smack API version 3.4.1, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly verify the from attribute for roster queries.

The CVSS score below is for CVE-2014-0363.

Impact
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, add roster entries or spoof IQ responses.

Solution
Apply an Update

Smack API version 4.0.0 addresses these vulnerabilities. At the time of publication only a release candidate for version 4.0.0 was available.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate UpdatedIgnite RealtimeAffected-29 Apr 2014If you are a vendor and your product is affected, let
us know.

CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group
Score
Vector

Base
5.7
AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal
4.5
E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Environmental
5.5
CDP:LM/TD:M/CR:H/IR:L/AR:L

References

http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/smack/
http://issues.igniterealtime.org/browse/SMACK-410
http://issues.igniterealtime.org/browse/SMACK-533
http://issues.igniterealtime.org/browse/SMACK-538
https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/358.html
https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/345.html

Credit

Thanks to Ryan Sleevi for identifying the vulnerability in ServerTrustManager and Thijs Alkemade for identifying the IQ validation vulnerability and Florian Schmaus for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs:
CVE-2014-0363
CVE-2014-0364

Date Public:
29 Apr 2014

Date First Published:
29 Apr 2014

Date Last Updated:
29 Apr 2014

Document Revision:
15

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