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Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:55:07 +1100
From: Michael Samuel <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: ejabberd compression allows
 cirucumvention of encryption despite starttls_required


On 14 October 2014 18:21, Hanno Böck <> wrote:
> E.g. the client will check the server config on the first connection
> and use that settings in the future.
> So there is a scenario where this leads to unintended unencrypted
> connections.

Ok, I agree - this allows non-broken clients to have an insecure
configuration, when the expectation is that they wouldn't.


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