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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61545


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61545

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201208-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/08/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libgdata, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1177

BID: 52504

OSVDB: 80136

GLSA: 201208-06