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

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 :

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.
(CVE-2013-1769).

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-gabble package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66886 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58282
60237

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1431
CVE-2013-1769

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