USN-1873-1: telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities

12 June 2013

telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in telepathy-gabble.

Software Description

  • telepathy-gabble - Jabber/XMPP connection manager


Maksim Otstavnov discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled TLS when connecting to legacy jabber servers. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive information. (CVE-2013-1431)

It was discovered that telepathy-gabble incorrectly handled certain messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause applications using telepathy-gabble to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.10. (CVE-2013-1769)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
telepathy-gabble - 0.16.5-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 12.10
telepathy-gabble - 0.16.1-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
telepathy-gabble - 0.16.0-0ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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