USN-1067-1: Telepathy Gabble vulnerability

17 February 2011

telepathy-gabble vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10

Summary

An attacker could send crafted requests to view streamed media content.

Software Description

  • telepathy-gabble - Jabber/XMPP connection manager

Details

It was discovered that Gabble did not verify the from field of google jingleinfo updates. This could allow a remote attacker to perform man in the middle attacks (MITM) on streamed media.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
telepathy-gabble - 0.10.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
telepathy-gabble - 0.8.12-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 9.10
telepathy-gabble - 0.8.7-1ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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