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[USN-1779-1] GNOME Online Accounts vulnerability

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1779-1
March 25, 2013

gnome-online-accounts vulnerability

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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