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USN-1948-1: httplib2 vulnerability

9 September 2013

Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.

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Packages

Details

It was discovered that httplib2 only validated SSL certificates on the
first request to a connection, and didn't report validation failures on
subsequent requests. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could possibly be exploited in certain
scenarios to alter or compromise confidential information in applications
that used the httplib2 library.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

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