Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities (USN-1873-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66886


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


Maksim 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.

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 telepathy-gabble package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66886

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1873-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/06/13

Modified: 2016/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:telepathy-gabble, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 2013/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1431, CVE-2013-1769

BID: 58282, 60237

OSVDB: 90831, 93758

USN: 1873-1