Your submission was sent successfully! Close

You have successfully unsubscribed! Close

USN-692-1: Gadu vulnerability

17 December 2008

Gadu vulnerability

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that the Gadu library, used by some Instant Messaging
clients, did not correctly verify certain packet sizes from the server.
If a user connected to a malicious server, clients using Gadu could be
made to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Reduce your security exposure

Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

Learn more about Ubuntu Pro

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 6.06

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to effect
the necessary changes.

References