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<glsa id="201210-01">
<title>w3m: SSL spoofing vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>An error in the hostname matching of w3m might enable remote
attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">w3m</product>
<announced>October 18, 2012</announced>
<revised>October 18, 2012: 1</revised>
<bug>325431</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="www-client/w3m" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.5.2-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.5.2-r4</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>w3m is a text based WWW browser.</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>A SSL spoofing vulnerability has been discovered in w3m. Please review
the CVE identifier referenced below for details.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker might employ a specially crafted certificate to
conduct man-in-the-middle attacks on SSL connections made using w3m.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All w3m users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=www-client/w3m-0.5.2-r4"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-2074">CVE-2010-2074</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:00 +0000">craig</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:42:33 +0000">craig</metadata>
</glsa>