Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : empathy vulnerabilities (USN-1250-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56680


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


It was discovered that a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Adium theme allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary JavaScript or HTML via a crafted nickname in XMPP group conversations.

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.


Update the affected empathy package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56680

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1250-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/31

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:empathy, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3635, CVE-2011-4170

BID: 50323

USN: 1250-1