Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : libgadu vulnerability (USN-2101-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72424
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionYves Younan and Ryan Pentney discovered that libgadu incorrectly handled certain Gadu-Gadu HTTP messages. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle could use this issue to cause applications using libgadu to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libgadu3 package.