GLSA-201101-06 : IO::Socket::SSL: Certificate validation error

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201101-06
(IO::Socket::SSL: Certificate validation error)

The vendor reported that IO::Socket::SSL does not properly handle
Common Name (CN) fields.

Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using
IO::Socket::SSL.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201101-06.xml

Solution :

All IO::Socket::SSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/IO-Socket-SSL-1.26'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51536 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3024