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Ignite Realtime Smack XMPP API contains multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Note VU#489228

Original Release Date: 2014-04-29 | Last Revised: 2014-04-29


Ignite Realtime's Smack XMPP API ServerTrustManger trusts unauthorized SSL certificates (CWE-358) and IQ requests do not verify the from attribute allowing anyone to spoof IQ responses. (CWE-345)


CWE-358: Improperly Implemented Security Check for Standard - CVE-2014-0363

The implementation of ServerTrustManger in Smack API version 3.4.1, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly verify the basicConstraints and nameConstraints of a certificate within a certificate chain.

CWE-345: Insufficient Verification of Data Authenticity - CVE-2014-0364
The implementation of ParseRoster in Smack API version 3.4.1, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly verify the from attribute for roster queries.

The CVSS score below is for CVE-2014-0363.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, add roster entries or spoof IQ responses.


Apply an Update

Smack API version 4.0.0 addresses these vulnerabilities. At the time of publication only a release candidate for version 4.0.0 was available.

Vendor Information


Ignite Realtime Affected

Updated:  April 29, 2014



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base 5.7 AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Temporal 4.5 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 5.5 CDP:LM/TD:M/CR:H/IR:L/AR:L



Thanks to Ryan Sleevi for identifying the vulnerability in ServerTrustManager and Thijs Alkemade for identifying the IQ validation vulnerability and Florian Schmaus for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2014-0363, CVE-2014-0364
Date Public: 2014-04-29
Date First Published: 2014-04-29
Date Last Updated: 2014-04-29 14:11 UTC
Document Revision: 16

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