USN-1821-1: telepathy-idle vulnerability

09 May 2013

telepathy-idle could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • telepathy-idle - IRC connection manager for Telepathy


It was discovered that telepathy-idle did not perform any server
certificate validation when using SSL connections. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be
exploited to alter or compromise confidential information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.