Ubuntu 2101-1: libgadu vulnerability

    Date10 Feb 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    libgadu could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2101-1
    February 10, 2014
    
    libgadu vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    libgadu could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
    crafted network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - libgadu: Gadu-Gadu protocol library
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      libgadu3                        1:1.11.2-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      libgadu3                        1:1.11.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libgadu3                        1:1.11.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
    the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2101-1
      CVE-2013-6487
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgadu/1:1.11.2-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgadu/1:1.11.2-1ubuntu0.12.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libgadu/1:1.11.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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