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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0970

Original release date: 09/24/2002
Last revised: 09/05/2008


The SSL capability for Konqueror in KDE 3.0.2 and earlier does not verify the Basic Constraints for an intermediate CA-signed certificate, which allows remote attackers to spoof the certificates of trusted sites via a man-in-the-middle attack.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 5410
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-155
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:058
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:519
External Source: XF
Name: ssl-ca-certificate-spoofing(9776)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020818 KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror SSL vulnerability
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:221
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20020818-1.txt
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2002-047.0
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020812 Re: IE SSL Vulnerability (Konqueror affected too)
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:220

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