Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3285-1 libapache-session-browseable-perl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
28 Jan 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-36659.
More information:

In Apache::Session::Browseable before 1.3.6, validity of the X.509 certificate is not checked by default when connecting to remote LDAP backends, because the default configuration of the Net::LDAPS module for Perl is used.

This update changes the default behavior to require X.509 validation against the distribution bundle /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt. Previous behavior can reverted by setting ldapVerify => "none" when initializing the Apache::Session::Browseable::LDAP object.

Note: this update is a prerequisite for LemonLDAP::NG's CVE-2020-16093 fix when its session backend is set to Apache::Session::Browseable::LDAP.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.0-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libapache-session-browseable-perl packages.

For the detailed security status of libapache-session-browseable-perl please refer to its security tracker page at:

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