USN-1873-1: telepathy-gabble vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1873-1

12th 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 version:

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.


CVE-2013-1431, CVE-2013-1769