Ubuntu: 1820-1: gpsd vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it receivedspecially crafted input.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1820-1
May 08, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

gpsd could be made to crash or possibly run programs if it received
specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- gpsd: Global Positioning System - daemon

Details:

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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  gpsd                            3.4-2ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1820-1
  CVE-2013-2038

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gpsd/3.4-2ubuntu0.1