Fedora 16 : libsocialweb-0.25.20-1.fc16 / rest-0.7.12-1.fc16 (2011-15833)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56940


The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.



A security flaw was found in the way the libsocialweb, a social network data aggregator, performed its initialization when this service start was initiated by the dbus daemon. Due to a deficiency in a way the libsocialweb service was initialized, an untrusted (non-SSL) network connection has been opened to remote Twitter service servers without explicit approval of the user, running the libsocialweb service on the local host. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct various MITM attacks and potentially alter integrity of the user account in question.

- libsocialweb: The views will try and fetch content from the web service even if they aren't configured.

- rest: enforce that the SSL certificate is valid

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


Update the affected libsocialweb and / or rest packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56940

File Name: fedora_2011-15833.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/11/26

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:libsocialweb, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:rest, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4129

FEDORA: 2011-15833