Ubuntu 2292-1: LWP::Protocol::https vulnerability

    Date17 Jul 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2292-1
    July 17, 2014
    
    liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the
    network.
    
    Software Description:
    - liblwp-protocol-https-perl: HTTPS driver for LWP::UserAgent
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the LWP::Protocol::https perl module incorrectly
    disabled peer certificate verification completely when only hostname
    verification was requested to be disabled. If a remote attacker were able
    to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be
    exploited in certain scenarios to alter or compromise confidential
    information in applications that used the LWP::Protocol::https module.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      liblwp-protocol-https-perl      6.04-2ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2292-1
      CVE-2014-3230
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/liblwp-protocol-https-perl/6.04-2ubuntu0.1
    
    
    
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