USN-2215-1: libgadu vulnerability
21 May 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
libgadu could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- libgadu - Gadu-Gadu protocol library
It was discovered that libgadu incorrectly handled certain messages from file relay servers. A malicious remote server or a man in the middle could use this issue to cause applications using libgadu 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.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.