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GNOME Online Accounts SSL Certificate Verification Security Issue

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Release Date:  2013-02-07    Last Update:  2013-03-08    Views:  1,390

Secunia Advisory SA51976

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Simon McVittie has reported a security issue in GNOME Online Accounts, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The security issue is caused due to the application not properly verifying a server SSL certificate, which can be exploited to e.g. spoof a server via MitM (Man-in-the-Middle) attacks.

The security issue is reported in versions prior to 3.6.3 and 3.7.91.


Solution:
Update to version 3.6.3 or 3.7.91.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Simon McVittie

Original Advisory:
Gnome Online Accounts:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-online-accounts/tree/NEWS
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-online-accounts/commit/?id=edde7c63326242a60a075341d3fea0be0bc4d80e
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=695106
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2013-March/msg00007.html
https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2013-March/msg00020.html

Simon McVittie:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q1/239
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=693214

Deep Links:
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