An error in the hostname matching of IO::Socket::SSL might enable remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
|Package||dev-perl/IO-Socket-SSL on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.26|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.26|
IO::Socket::SSL is a Perl class implementing an object oriented interface to SSL sockets.
The vendor reported that IO::Socket::SSL does not properly handle Common Name (CN) fields.
A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using IO::Socket::SSL.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All IO::Socket::SSL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/IO-Socket-SSL-1.26"
January 16, 2011
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