Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 16:14:59 +0100 From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@...il.com>, Ross Burton <ross@...ux.intel.com>, Rob Bradford <rob@...ux.intel.com>, Sandu Adrian <dexter@...t3r01.tk> Subject: CVE Request -- libsocialweb -- Untrusted connection opened to Twitter social service without user's approval upon service start via dbus Hello Kurt, Steve, vendors, a security flaw was found in the way the libsocialweb, a social network data aggregator, performed its initialization when this service start was initiated by the dbus daemon. Due to a deficiency in a way the libsocialweb service was initialized, an untrusted (non-SSL) network connection has been opened to remote Twitter service servers without explicit approval of the user, running the libsocialweb service on the local host. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct various MITM attacks and potentially alter integrity of the user account in question. References:  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=752022 Could you allocate a CVE id for this? Thank you && Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team P.S.: This one being on the border a bit (since clear security consequences of this deficiency not completely investigated), but in any case it's a bad programming practice to open untrusted connection to remote servers by default without particular users' approval (trust boundary crossing).
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