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shotwell -- not verifying certificates

Affected packages
shotwell <


VuXML ID 448047e9-030e-4ce4-910b-f21a3ad5d9a0
Discovery 2016-01-06
Entry 2016-02-05

Michael Catanzaro reports:

Shotwell has a serious security issue ("Shotwell does not verify TLS certificates"). Upstream is no longer active and I do not expect any further upstream releases unless someone from the community steps up to maintain it.

What is the impact of the issue? If you ever used any of the publish functionality (publish to Facebook, publish to Flickr, etc.), your passwords may have been stolen; changing them is not a bad idea.

What is the risk of the update? Regressions. The easiest way to validate TLS certificates was to upgrade WebKit; it seems to work but I don't have accounts with the online services it supports, so I don't know if photo publishing still works properly on all the services.