USN-2292-1: LWP::Protocol::https vulnerability
17 July 2014
LWP::Protocol::https could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
- liblwp-protocol-https-perl - HTTPS driver for LWP::UserAgent
It was discovered that the LWP::Protocol::https perl module incorrectly
disabled peer certificate verification completely when only hostname
verification was requested to be disabled. 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 LWP::Protocol::https module.