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Ubuntu: 2292-1: LWP::Protocol::https vulnerability Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over thenetwork.
==========================================================================
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

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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