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Canonical Fixes GPSd Exploit in Ubuntu 12.04

On May 8, in a security notice Canonical published details about a GPSd vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

According to Canonical, GPSd could have been made to crash or possibly run programs if it received specially crafted input.

GPSd was discovered to have 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.<b… (read more)

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