Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-IO-Socket-SSL (MDVSA-2011:092)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54578
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl-IO-Socket-SSL :
IO::Socket::SSL Perl module 1.35, when verify_mode is not VERIFY_NONE, fails open to VERIFY_NONE instead of throwing an error when a ca_file/ca_path cannot be verified, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended certificate restrictions (CVE-2010-4334).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl-IO-Socket-SSL package.