Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : curl (MDVSA-2009:203-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in curl :

lib/ssluse.c in cURL and libcurl 7.4 through 7.19.5, when OpenSSL is
used, does not properly handle a '�' character in a domain name in
the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which
allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via
a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority,
a related issue to CVE-2009-2408 (CVE-2009-2417).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40597 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-203.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 36032

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2417

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