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Debian: Security update for libgdata

Vreixo Formoso discovered that libgdata, a library used to access various Google services, wasn’t validating certificates against trusted system root CAs when using an https connection. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2482-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
June 2, 2012                           http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : libgdata
Vulnerability  : insufficient certificate validation
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2653
Debian Bug     : 664032

Vreixo Formoso discovered that libgdata, a library used to access various
Google services, wasn't validating certificates against trusted system
root CAs when using an https connection.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.6.4-2+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.10.2-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.10.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libgdata packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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