GLSA-201208-06 : libgdata: Man-in-the-Middle attack

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201208-06
(libgdata: Man-in-the-Middle attack)

An error in the '_gdata_service_build_session()' function of
gdata-service.c prevents libgdata from properly validating certificates.

Impact :

A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof
arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libgdata users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libgdata-0.8.1-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61545 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52504

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1177

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