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CVE-2012-2132

Published: 20 August 2012

libsoup 2.32.2 and earlier does not validate certificates or clear the trust flag when the ssl-ca-file does not exist, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication by connecting with a SSL connection.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
This isn't actually a flaw in libsoup, it's a flaw in
applications that don't set ssl-strict, and don't set
ssl-ca-file, but expect SOUP_MESSAGE_CERTIFICATE_TRUSTED to
mean something. Applications should either set a ssl-ca-file,
or ignore SOUP_MESSAGE_CERTIFICATE_TRUSTED.
We aren't going to fix this in libsoup. Applications should be
fixed instead. Marked as ignored.
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
libsoup2.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
lucid Ignored

natty Ignored

oneiric Ignored

precise Ignored

quantal Ignored

upstream Needs triage