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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-32

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-32
Posted Jun 25, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-32 - An error in the verification of SSL certificates in Links might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. Versions less than 2.6 are affected.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-32

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Severity: Normal
Title: Links: SSL verification vulnerability
Date: June 25, 2012
Bugs: #253847, #411493
ID: 201206-32

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Synopsis
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An error in the verification of SSL certificates in Links might enable
remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.

Background
==========

Links is a fast lightweight text and graphic web-browser.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/links < 2.6 >= 2.6

Description
===========

A SSL verification vulnerability and two unspecified vulnerabilities
have been discovered in Links. Please review the Secunia Advisory
referenced below for details.

Impact
======

An attacker might conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. The unspecified
errors could allow for out-of-bounds reads and writes.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Links users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/links-2.6"

References
==========

[ 1 ] Secunia Advisory SA33391
http://secunia.com/Advisories/33391/

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-32.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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