Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities (USN-1873-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66886
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionMaksim Otstavnov discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled TLS when connecting to legacy jabber servers. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1431)
It was discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled certain messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause applications using telepathy-gabble to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10.
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SolutionUpdate the affected telepathy-gabble package.