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Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:01:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: pidgin lack of SSL checks

Hello Marcus, 

> Hi,
> Beautiful rant... needs CVE I guess.
> Missing SSL checks in libpurples NSS SSL plugin allows MitM attacks.

Actually right now it looks there isn't an issue at all
(if I got that clarification correctly):

Thus I would wait with CVE assignment for a bit till "water surface
has had chance to quieten down".

> (funny side note here is that gnutls 3.x is GPLv3 and effectively
>  could taint any library/binary linking with it to be GPLv3 or newer.)
> Ciao, Marcus
> -- 
> Open Linux Security Engineer Position at SUSE:

Thank you && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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