Ubuntu 1779-1: GNOME Online Accounts vulnerability

    Date25 Mar 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GNOME Online Accounts could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1779-1
    March 25, 2013
    
    gnome-online-accounts vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    
    Summary:
    
    GNOME Online Accounts could be made to expose sensitive information over
    the network.
    
    Software Description:
    - gnome-online-accounts: GNOME Online Accounts
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that GNOME Online Accounts did not properly check SSL
    certificates when configuring online accounts. If a remote attacker were
    able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to
    alter or compromise credentials and confidential information.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      gnome-online-accounts           3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
      libgoa-1.0-0                    3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      gnome-online-accounts           3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
      libgoa-1.0-0                    3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      gnome-online-accounts           3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
      libgoa-1.0-0                    3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1779-1
      CVE-2013-0240, CVE-2013-1799
    
    Package Information:
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-online-accounts/3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-online-accounts/3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-online-accounts/3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
    
    
    
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