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

    Date17 Jul 2014
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2292-1
    July 17, 2014
    liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the
    Software Description:
    - liblwp-protocol-https-perl: HTTPS driver for LWP::UserAgent
    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.
    Package Information:
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