[USN-4506-1] MCabber vulnerability
emilia.torino at canonical.com
Wed Sep 16 17:28:28 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4506-1
September 16, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
MCabber could be made to modify the roster and intercept messages if it
received specially crafted XMPP packets.
- mcabber: small Jabber (XMPP) console client
It was discovered that MCabber does not properly manage roster pushes. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to remotely perform
man-in-the-middle attacks. (CVE-2016-9928).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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