Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : libgdata, evolution-data-server vulnerability (USN-1547-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61707


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Vreixo Formoso discovered that the libGData library, as used by Evolution and other applications, did not properly verify SSL certificates. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information or alter data transmitted via the GData protocol.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61707

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1547-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/29

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdata-google1.2-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdata1.2-1, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdata11, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdata13, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgdata6, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, 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: 2012/08/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1177

BID: 52504

OSVDB: 80136

USN: 1547-1