[SECURITY] Fedora 15 Update: libsocialweb-0.25.20-1.fc15

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Fedora Update Notification
2011-11-13 04:38:51

Name        : libsocialweb
Product     : Fedora 15
Version     : 0.25.20
Release     : 1.fc15
URL         : http://www.gnome.org/
Summary     : A social network data aggregator
Description :
libsocialweb is a social data server which fetches data from the "social web",
such as your friend's blog posts and photos, upcoming events, recently played
tracks, and pending eBay* auctions. It also provides a service to update
your status on web services which support it, such as MySpace* and Twitter*.

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

* Sat Nov 12 2011 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject.org> 0.25.20-1
- update to 0.25.20. Fixes CVE-2011-4129, RHBZ 752022
* Mon Jul  4 2011 Bastien Nocera <bnocera at redhat.com> 0.25.19-1
- Update to 0.25.19
* Wed Jun 15 2011 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject.org> 0.25.18-1
- Update to 0.25.18
* Sun May 22 2011 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at fedoraproject.org> 0.25.17-1
- Update to 0.25.17

  [ 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 libsocialweb' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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