Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : libgadu vulnerability (USN-2101-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72424


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


Yves 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.

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 libgadu3 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72424

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2101-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/11

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libgadu3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6487

BID: 65188

USN: 2101-1