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Posted by Bill Keys   
Previous versions of the ruby package include a library, Net::HTTPS, which does not properly verify the CN (common name) field in ssl certificates, making it easier to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

It is believed that Foresight Linux does not include any programs which rely on this feature of the Net::HTTPS library, and so is not affected by default.

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Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0068-1
Published: 2007-11-11

Rating: Minor

Updated Versions:
   ruby=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/1.8.6_p110-1-0.1
   group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/1.4.1-0.2-3

References:
   http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5162

Description:
   Previous versions of the ruby package include a library, Net::HTTPS, which
   does not properly verify the CN (common name) field in ssl certificates,
   making it easier to perform a man-in-the-middle attack.

   It is believed that Foresight Linux does not include any programs which
   rely on this feature of the Net::HTTPS library, and so is not affected by
   default.

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Copyright 2007 Foresight Linux Project
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html
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