[USN-2292-1] LWP::Protocol::https vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jul 17 17:51:14 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2292-1
July 17, 2014

liblwp-protocol-https-perl vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the

Software Description:
- liblwp-protocol-https-perl: HTTPS driver for LWP::UserAgent


It was discovered that the LWP::Protocol::https perl module incorrectly
disabled peer certificate verification completely when only hostname
verification was requested to be disabled. If a remote attacker were able
to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be
exploited in certain scenarios to alter or compromise confidential
information in applications that used the LWP::Protocol::https module.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  liblwp-protocol-https-perl      6.04-2ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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