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USN-2215-1: libgadu vulnerability

21 May 2014

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

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Releases

Packages

  • libgadu - Gadu-Gadu protocol library

Details

It was discovered that libgadu incorrectly handled certain messages from
file relay servers. A malicious remote server or a machine-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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-2216-1: finch, libpurple-bin, pidgin-dev, pidgin-data, pidgin, libpurple-dev, finch-dev, libpurple0