HTML injection in nicknames

Bug #879301 reported by Guillaume Desmottes on 2011-10-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)
Steve Beattie

Bug Description

I just requested CVE-2011-3635 for

I'm opening this bug to already let you know about this security issue as Ubuntu is more affected than other distros as it ships an Adium theme by default.

Here is the description of the CVE:

Empathy from version 2.25.3 to is vulnerable to a HTML injection bug in its chat window. Only version built with WebKit support (which was optional before version are affected. Also this doesn't affect the default chat window, the vulnerability happens only when the user has configured it to use an Adium theme (none are provided by default).


visibility: private → public
visibility: private → public
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Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :

Thanks for the report! Assigning the task to myself.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Steve Beattie (sbeattie)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
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Steve Beattie (sbeattie) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package empathy -

empathy ( oneiric-security; urgency=low

  * SECURITY UPDATE: remote HTML injection (LP: #879301)
    - debian/patches/50_empathy-CVE-2011-3635-lp879301.patch: escape
      HTML in when displaying other users' names. (Thanks to upstream
      for patch.)
    - CVE-2011-3635, CVE-2011-4170
 -- Steve Beattie <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:56:42 -0700

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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