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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76587 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67202

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3230

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