USN-1821-1: telepathy-idle vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1821-1

9th May, 2013

telepathy-idle vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 13.04
  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


telepathy-idle could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • telepathy-idle - IRC connection manager for Telepathy


It was discovered that telepathy-idle did not perform any server
certificate validation when using SSL connections. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be
exploited to alter or compromise confidential information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
telepathy-idle 0.1.14-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.10:
telepathy-idle 0.1.12-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
telepathy-idle 0.1.11-2ubuntu0.1

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.