Debian: DSA-2895-1: prosody security update

    Date05 Apr 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    A denial-of-service vulnerability has been reported in Prosody, a XMPP server. If compression is enabled, an attacker might send highly-com- pressed XML elements (attack known as "zip bomb") over XMPP streams and consume all the resources of the server.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2895-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
    April 06, 2014                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : prosody
    
    A denial-of-service vulnerability has been reported in Prosody, a XMPP 
    server. If compression is enabled, an attacker might send highly-com-
    pressed XML elements (attack known as "zip bomb") over XMPP streams and 
    consume all the resources of the server.
    
    The SAX XML parser lua-expat is also affected by this issues.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.8.2-4+deb7u1 of prosody.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.4-1 of prosody.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.2.0-5+deb7u1 of lua-expat.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.3.0-1 lua-expat.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your prosody and lua-expat packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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