Bug#548567: in epiphany-webkit

Sam Morris sam at robots.org.uk
Wed Nov 4 11:19:19 UTC 2009

Package: epiphany-webkit
Version: 2.28.1-1
Severity: grave
Tags: security

I just found out that epiphany-webkit does not even validate
certificates any more!

IMHO this is a grave security issue. Users are exposed to
man-in-the-middle attacks and potentially even legal liability

Upstream bug filed at

Oh, and I just re-read kov's message to this bug. I'm happy to file
separate bugs for each issue. I just didn't because I thought it would
annoy everyone to do it that way. I'll try to do it this weekend when I
have some time. :)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (530, 'testing'), (520, 'unstable'), (400, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages epiphany-webkit depends on:
ii  epiphany-browser              2.28.1-1   Intuitive GNOME web browser

epiphany-webkit recommends no packages.

epiphany-webkit suggests no packages.

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