This document describes the security content of iOS 4.2.10, which can be downloaded and installed using iTunes.
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iOS 4.2.10 Software Update for iPhone
Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.9 for iPhone 4 (CDMA)
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS
Description: A certificate chain validation issue existed in the handling of X.509 certificates. An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS. Other attacks involving X.509 certificate validation may also be possible. This issue is addressed through improved validation of X.509 certificate chains.
CVE-2011-0228 : Gregor Kopf of Recurity Labs on behalf of BSI, and Paul Kehrer of Trustwave's SpiderLabs