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|Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201210-01 ] w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability (GLSA 201210-01)
Date: October 18, 2012
An error in the hostname matching of w3m might enable remote
attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
w3m is a text based WWW browser.
Vulnerable: < 0.5.2-r4
Unaffected: >= 0.5.2-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures
A SSL spoofing vulnerability has been discovered in w3m. Please review
the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using w3m.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4"
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