85540 : ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu Twitter Feed Validation MitM Spoofing Weakness
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Disclosure Date
Days of Exposure
136 days


ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu contains a flaw that is triggered when the application fails to properly validate twitter feeds during system installation. This may allow a remote attacker to spoof a twitter feed via a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Uncoordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Ubuntu has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.


Canonical Ltd.



CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.8
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-09-28 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1


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