[USN-1820-1] gpsd vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed May 8 18:42:22 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1820-1
May 08, 2013

gpsd vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- gpsd: Global Positioning System - daemon


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.


Package Information:

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