Ubuntu 14.04 : liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability (USN-2292-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected liblwp-protocol-https-perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76587 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67202

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3230