Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 13.10 : libgadu vulnerability (USN-2215-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74134


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


It was discovered that libgadu incorrectly handled certain messages from file relay servers. 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: 74134

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2215-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/05/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

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: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: 2014/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3775

BID: 67471

USN: 2215-1