USN-1820-1: gpsd vulnerability
8 May 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it received specially crafted input.
- gpsd - Global Positioning System - daemon
It was discovered that gpsd incorrectly handled certain malformed GPS data. An attacker could use this issue to cause gpsd to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.