[SECURITY] Fedora 16 Update: rest-0.7.12-1.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-11-13 04:38:34

Name        : rest
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 0.7.12
Release     : 1.fc16
URL         : http://www.gnome.org
Summary     : A library for access to RESTful web services
Description :
This library was designed to make it easier to access web services that
claim to be "RESTful". A RESTful service should have urls that represent
remote objects, which methods can then be called on. The majority of services
don't actually adhere to this strict definition. Instead, their RESTful end
point usually has an API that is just simpler to use compared to other types
of APIs they may support (XML-RPC, for instance). It is this kind of API that
this library is attempting to support.

Update Information:


A security flaw was found in the way the libsocialweb, a social network data aggregator, performed its initialization when this service start was initiated by the dbus daemon. Due to a deficiency in a way the libsocialweb service was initialized, an untrusted (non-SSL) network connection has been opened to remote Twitter service servers without explicit approval of the user, running the libsocialweb service on the local host. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct various MITM attacks and potentially alter integrity of the user account in question.

* libsocialweb: The views will try and fetch content from the web service even if they aren't configured.

* rest: enforce that the SSL certificate is valid

* Thu Nov 10 2011 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject.org> 0.7.12-1
- Release 0.7.12. Fixes CVE-2011-4129 RHBZ 752022
* Fri Oct 28 2011 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject.org> 0.7.11-1
- Release 0.7.11

  [ 1 ] Bug #752022 - CVE-2011-4129 libsocialweb: Untrusted connection to Twitter without user's approval upon service start via dbus

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update rest' at the command line.
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