Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : gpsd vulnerability (USN-1820-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66357


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


It was discovered that gpsd incorrectly handled certain malformed GPS data. An attacker could use this issue to cause gpsd to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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 gpsd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66357

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1820-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/09

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:gpsd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2038

BID: 59611

USN: 1820-1