Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1821-1
9th May, 2013
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.
- 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.
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: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.