Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 08:33:41 -0700 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@...il.com>, Ross Burton <ross@...ux.intel.com>, Rob Bradford <rob@...ux.intel.com>, Sandu Adrian <dexter@...t3r01.tk> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- libsocialweb -- Untrusted connection opened to Twitter social service without user's approval upon service start via dbus On 11/09/2011 08:14 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote: > 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). Please use CVE-2011-4129 for this issue. -- -Kurt Seifried / Red Hat Security Response Team
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