unity-scope-video-remote server field should use "https" for privacy

Bug #1071079 reported by Benjamin Kerensa
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity Remote Videos scope
Low
Unassigned
unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
Precise
Low
Timo Jyrinki
Quantal
Low
Timo Jyrinki

Bug Description

[Impact]

The video scope uses http instead of https, allowing user queries to be potentially intercepted.

[Test Case]

Use the video lens after the fix, check network traffic so that https is used instead of http.

[Regression Potential]

Low, the servers answers identically to https/SSL requests.

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What happened: SERVER = "http://videosearch.ubuntu.com/v0" string in unity-scope-video-remote does not use SSL.

What was expected: SERVER = "https://videosearch.ubuntu.com/v0" was the actual string and SSL was configured on the videosearch.ubuntu.com server.

Without SSL this scope would allow users queries to be intercepted and have malicious results returned if MitM took place.

Related branches

description: updated
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote:
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Quantal):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → In Progress
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → In Progress
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Benjamin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity-scope-video-remote into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-scope-video-remote/0.3.5-0ubuntu2.2 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Quantal):
assignee: nobody → Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki)
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki)
Revision history for this message
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Seems to work as planned, checked with tcpdump port 443

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
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Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote : Update Released

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-scope-video-remote - 0.3.5-0ubuntu2.2

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unity-scope-video-remote (0.3.5-0ubuntu2.2) precise; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick a fix from upstream:
    - Use https connection when talking to the server (LP: #1071079)
  * Update maintainer to be Ubuntu Developers
 -- Timo Jyrinki <email address hidden> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:44:03 +0200

Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Revision history for this message
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote : Please test proposed package

Hello Benjamin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity-scope-video-remote into quantal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-scope-video-remote/0.3.10-0ubuntu1.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: removed: verification-done
tags: added: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Tested to be working with tcpdump, requests to videosearch.ubuntu.com now over https (443) also on quantal.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-scope-video-remote - 0.3.10-0ubuntu1.1

---------------
unity-scope-video-remote (0.3.10-0ubuntu1.1) quantal; urgency=low

  * Cherry-pick a fix from upstream:
    - Use https connection when talking to the server (LP: #1071079)
 -- Timo Jyrinki <email address hidden> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:08:59 +0200

Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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