[USN-2292-1] LWP::Protocol::https vulnerability

2014-07-21T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:30927
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2014-07-21T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== 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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