Bug in gnutls breaking Pidgin Jabber support

Jürgen Geuter tante at monkeycode.org
Mon Jun 15 14:25:44 CEST 2009


As described in http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=273756
gnutls-2.8.0 and gnutls-2.8.1 break Jabber support in the instant
messenger Pidgin.

The Jabber support always tries connecting securely in Jabber services
which works flawlessly with gnutls-2.6.6. With 2.8.0 or 2.8.1 the client
connects but the connection breaks down almost instantly. The error
messages look like this:

(21:19:23) jabber: Found bytestream proxy server: proxy.eu.jabber.org
(21:19:23) jabber: Sending (ssl): <iq type='get' id='purpleb77e8230'
(21:19:23) jabber: xmlParseChunk returned warning 100
(21:19:23) util: Writing file accounts.xml to directory /home/tante/.purple
(21:19:23) util: Writing file /home/tante/.purple/accounts.xml
(21:19:24) gnutls: receive failed: A TLS fatal alert has been received.
(21:19:24) jabber: Disconnected: Input/output error

Recompiling pidgin does not help, just downgrading gnutls.

I'm posting this here since the Gentoo developer in charge of the package (Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis) asked me to, if you need any extra information please ask and I'll try to supply the required information.


Jürgen Geuter

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