Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : libgdata, evolution-data-server vulnerability (USN-1547-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61707
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionVreixo 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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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.