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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:05:46 +0100
From: Simon Waters <>
Subject: Incorrect handling of self signed certificates in OpenFire XMPP Server

Incorrect handling of self signed certificates in OpenFire XMPP Server

Affected software: OpenFire XMPP server
Affected versions: 3.9.3 and earlier
Vulnerabilities addressed: CVE-2014-3451, CVE-2015-2080

Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). 

Vulnerability details

The OpenFire server would incorrectly accept self signed certificates potentially allowing spoofing attacks.

This issue (CVE-2014-3451) is fixed in release 3.10 (OF-405). 

We would like to thank Kim Alvefur for reporting this issue.

Notes on release

The 3.10 release of OpenFire also addresses a reflected XSS issue (OF-845), and upgrades the Jetty library used (addressing CVE-2015-2080).

Release announcement (includes link to download and sha1 checksums) <>

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