Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : libgdata, evolution-data-server vulnerability (USN-1547-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Vreixo Formoso discovered that the libGData library, as used by
Evolution and other applications, did not properly verify SSL
certificates. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in
the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter data
transmitted via the GData protocol.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61707 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52504

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1177