[USN-2101-1] libgadu vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-02-10T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2101-1 February 10, 2014

libgadu vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 13.10
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


libgadu could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description: - libgadu: Gadu-Gadu protocol library


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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