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|Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:30 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201208-06 ] libgdata: Man-in-the-Middle attack
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: libgdata: Man-in-the-Middle attack (GLSA 201208-06)
Date: August 14, 2012
A vulnerability in libgdata could allow remote attackers to perform
libgdata is a GLib-based library for accessing online service APIs using
the GData protocol.
Vulnerable: < 0.8.1-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.8.1-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures
An error in the "_gdata_service_build_session()" function of
gdata-service.c prevents libgdata from properly validating certificates.
A remote attacker could perform man-in-the-middle attacks to spoof
arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libgdata users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libgdata-0.8.1-r2"