Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability (USN-2292-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76587


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that the LWP::Protocol::https perl module incorrectly disabled peer certificate verification completely when only hostname verification was requested to be disabled. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be exploited in certain scenarios to alter or compromise confidential information in applications that used the LWP::Protocol::https module.

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


Update the affected liblwp-protocol-https-perl package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76587

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2292-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/18

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:liblwp-protocol-https-perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3230

BID: 67202

OSVDB: 106576

USN: 2292-1