Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : libgadu vulnerability (USN-2101-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Yves Younan and Ryan Pentney discovered that libgadu incorrectly
handled certain Gadu-Gadu HTTP messages. A malicious remote server or
a man in the middle could use this issue to cause applications using
libgadu to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libgadu3 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72424 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65188

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6487