Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : telepathy-idle vulnerability (USN-1821-1)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that telepathy-idle did not perform any server
certificate validation when using SSL connections. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw
could be exploited to alter or compromise 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 telepathy-idle package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66372 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59474

CVE ID: CVE-2007-6746