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Cisco Security Notice

Cisco Jabber IM for Android Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityNotice/CVE-2013-1161
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1161
Release Date: 2013 March 12 15:18  UTC (GMT)
Last Updated: 2013 March 19 14:50  UTC (GMT)

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Summary

A vulnerability in the XML parser of Cisco Jabber IM for Android could allow an authenticated, remote attacker to prevent the client to connect, causing a denial of service condition.

The vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of crafted Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) presence update messages, which are received when the client tries to connect to the XMPP Server. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending an Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) presence update message to the affected client. In order to successfully exploit this vulnerability, the attacker would need to convince the user of affected client to add him to his "Buddy" list.

Affected Products

ProductMore InformationCVSS
Cisco Jabber IM for AndroidCSCue383836.3/5.2

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