USN-1779-1: GNOME Online Accounts vulnerability

25 March 2013

gnome-online-accounts vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10


GNOME Online Accounts could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software Description

  • gnome-online-accounts - GNOME Online Accounts


It was discovered that GNOME Online Accounts did not properly check SSL certificates when configuring online accounts. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to alter or compromise credentials and confidential information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
gnome-online-accounts - 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
libgoa-1.0-0 - 3.6.0-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
gnome-online-accounts - 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
libgoa-1.0-0 - 3.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 11.10
gnome-online-accounts - 3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1
libgoa-1.0-0 - 3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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