Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : gnome-online-accounts vulnerability (USN-1779-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that GNOME Online Accounts did not properly check
SSL certificates when configuring online accounts. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw
could be exploited to alter or compromise credentials and confidential
information.

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 gnome-online-accounts and / or libgoa-1.0-0
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65685 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57753
58787

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0240
CVE-2013-1799