========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2292-1 July 17, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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.
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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