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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201210-01 ] w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability (GLSA 201210-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 18, 2012
Bug(s): #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: www-client/w3m
Vulnerable: < 0.5.2-r4
Unaffected: >= 0.5.2-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


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:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4"
   


References

CVE-2010-2074


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