FreeBSD : libcloud -- possible SSL MITM due to invalid regexp used to validate target server hostname (a14dee30-e3d7-11e1-a084-50e5492bd3dc)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61503


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The libcloud development team reports :

When establishing a secure (SSL / TLS) connection to a target server an invalid regular expression has been used for performing the hostname verification. Subset instead of the full target server hostname has been marked an an acceptable match for the given hostname. For example, certificate with a hostname field of '' was considered a valid certificate for domain ''.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61503

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a14dee30e3d711e1a08450e5492bd3dc.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/08/13

Modified: 2013/06/22

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:freebsd:freebsd:py-libcloud, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3446