VDB-62725 · CVE-2011-4129 · BID 50817

Ross Burton libsocialweb up to 0.25.19 config

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A vulnerability has been found in Ross Burton libsocialweb and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a config vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-16. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and integrity. The summary by CVE is:

(1) services/twitter/twitter-contact-view.c and (2) services/twitter/twitter-item-view.c in libsocialweb before 0.25.20 automatically connect to Twitter when no Twitter account is set, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.

The weakness was published 10/22/2012 as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared at git.gnome.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2011-4129. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1592.004 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56963 (Fedora 15 : libsocialweb-0.25.20-1.fc15 / rest-0.7.12-1.fc15 (2011-15839)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.25.1 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.gnome.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (56963), SecurityFocus (BID 50817†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-33960†). Similar entry is available at VDB-62737.





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Class: Config

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Nessus ID: 56963
Nessus Name: Fedora 15 : libsocialweb-0.25.20-1.fc15 / rest-0.7.12-1.fc15 (2011-15839)
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OpenVAS ID: 864083
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for libsocialweb FEDORA-2011-15833
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Upgrade: libsocialweb 0.25.1
Patch: git.gnome.org


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Advisory: git.gnome.org
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CVE: CVE-2011-4129 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 50817 - libsocialweb Non-SSL Connection Man in The Middle Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 33960 - libsocialweb Insecure Network Connection to Twitter Allows Man-in-the-Middle Attacks, Medium

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Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/19/2021 01:24 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (60), 04/05/2017 03:00 PM (8), 12/19/2021 01:19 PM (4), 12/19/2021 01:24 PM (1)
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