Fedora 16 : libsocialweb-0.25.21-1.fc16 (2012-17746)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63007


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


CVE-2012-4511: libsocialweb untrusted connection to flickr

The libsocialweb library is prone to a security vulnerability that allows attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks.

Remote attackers can exploit this issue to gain access to sensitive information or modify the integrity of user accounts. Other attacks are also possible.

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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63007

File Name: fedora_2012-17746.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/11/23

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4511

BID: 56167

FEDORA: 2012-17746