GLSA-201210-01 : w3m: SSL spoofing 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-201210-01
(w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability)

A SSL spoofing vulnerability has been discovered in w3m. Please review
the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using w3m.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201210-01.xml

Solution :

All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62631 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40837

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2074