Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2260-1 mcabber -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Jun 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-9928.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a roster push attack in mcabber, a console-based Jabber (XMPP) client. This is identical to CVE-2015-8688 for gajim.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.10.2-1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your mcabber packages.

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