Ubuntu 1820-1: gpsd vulnerability

    Date08 May 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1820-1
    May 08, 2013
    
    gpsd vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it received
    specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - gpsd: Global Positioning System - daemon
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that gpsd incorrectly handled certain malformed GPS data.
    An attacker could use this issue to cause gpsd to crash, resulting in a
    denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      gpsd                            3.4-2ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1820-1
      CVE-2013-2038
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gpsd/3.4-2ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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