Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities (USN-1873-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Maksim Otstavnov discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled
TLS when connecting to legacy jabber servers. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be
exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1431)

It was discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled certain
messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause applications
using telepathy-gabble to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10.

Solution :

Update the affected telepathy-gabble package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66886 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58282

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1431