Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability (USN-2292-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76587
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected liblwp-protocol-https-perl package.