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Gentoo alert 201210-01 (w3m)

From:  Stefan Behte <craig@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org, "Subject:"@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201210-01 ] w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability
Date:  Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:51:06 +0200
Message-ID:  <50806BBA.3080602@gentoo.org>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201210-01 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability Date: October 18, 2012 Bugs: #325431 ID: 201210-01 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== An error in the hostname matching of w3m might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. Background ========== w3m is a text based WWW browser. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 www-client/w3m < 0.5.2-r4 >= 0.5.2-r4 Description =========== A SSL spoofing vulnerability has been discovered in w3m. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details. Impact ====== A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using w3m. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4" References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2010-2074 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2074 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201210-01.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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