Ubuntu: 1821-1: telepathy-idle vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu telepathy-idle could be made to expose sensitive information over thenetwork.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1821-1
May 09, 2013

telepathy-idle vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- telepathy-idle: IRC connection manager for Telepathy

Details:

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 versions:

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

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1821-1
  CVE-2007-6746

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/telepathy-idle/0.1.14-1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/telepathy-idle/0.1.12-1ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/telepathy-idle/0.1.11-2ubuntu0.1