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|Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201101-06 ] IO::Socket::SSL: Certificate validation e
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: IO::Socket::SSL: Certificate validation error (GLSA 201101-06)
Date: January 16, 2011
An error in the hostname matching of IO::Socket::SSL might enable remote
attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
IO::Socket::SSL is a Perl class implementing an object oriented
interface to SSL sockets.
Vulnerable: < 1.26
Unaffected: >= 1.26
Architectures: All supported architectures
The vendor reported that IO::Socket::SSL does not properly handle
Common Name (CN) fields.
A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using
There is no known workaround at this time.
All IO::Socket::SSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/IO-Socket-SSL-1.26"