GLSA-201402-04 : libwww-perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201402-04
(libwww-perl: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libwww-perl. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially crafted
file with an application linked against libwww-perl, which could result
in overwritten files or arbitrary code execution by writing to a dotfile
in the user&rsquo
s home directory (such as .bashrc). Additionally, a remote
attacker could perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201402-04.xml

Solution :

All libwww-perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/libwww-perl-6.30.0'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since December 18, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72314 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47895

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2253
CVE-2011-0633