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USN-1820-1: gpsd vulnerability

8 May 2013

gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it received specially crafted input.



  • gpsd - Global Positioning System - daemon


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

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.