ALAS-2011-017


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2011-17
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-14 14:40 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2011-0633 

Issue Overview:

The Net::HTTPS module in libwww-perl (LWP) before 6.00, as used in WWW::Mechanize, LWP::UserAgent, and other products, when running in environments that do not set the If-SSL-Cert-Subject header, does not enable full validation of SSL certificates by default, which allows remote attackers to spoof servers via man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks involving hostnames that are not properly validated. NOTE: it could be argued that this is a design limitation of the Net::HTTPS API, and separate implementations should be independently assigned CVE identifiers for not working around this limitation. However, because this API was modified within LWP, a single CVE identifier has been assigned.


Affected Packages:

perl-libwww-perl


Issue Correction:
Run yum update perl-libwww-perl to update your system.

New Packages:
noarch:
    perl-libwww-perl-5.837-4.1.amzn1.noarch

src:
    perl-libwww-perl-5.837-4.1.amzn1.src