Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-IO-Socket-SSL (MDVSA-2009:252-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in perl-IO-Socket-SSL :

The verify_hostname_of_cert function in the certificate checking
feature in IO-Socket-SSL (IO::Socket::SSL) 1.14 through 1.25 only
matches the prefix of a hostname when no wildcard is used, which
allows remote attackers to bypass the hostname check for a certificate

This update provides a fix for this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages were missing for 2009.0, this update addresses the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-IO-Socket-SSL package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41960 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-252.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35587

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3024

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