GLSA-201206-32 : Links: SSL verification vulnerability

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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-201206-32
(Links: SSL verification vulnerability)

A SSL verification vulnerability and two unspecified vulnerabilities
have been discovered in Links. Please review the Secunia Advisory
referenced below for details.

Impact :

An attacker might conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. The unspecified
errors could allow for out-of-bounds reads and writes.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://secunia.com/Advisories/33391/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201206-32.xml

Solution :

All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/links-2.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59705 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33108

CVE ID: