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CVE-2007-6591 Detail

Description

KDE Konqueror 3.5.5 and 3.95.00, when a user accepts an SSL server certificate on the basis of the CN domain name in the DN field, regards the certificate as also accepted for all domain names in subjectAltName:dNSName fields, even though these fields cannot be examined in the product, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trick a user into accepting an invalid certificate for a spoofed web site.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/28/2007

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/10/2008)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2007-6591 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

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Hyperlink Resource
http://nils.toedtmann.net/pub/subjectAltName.txt
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3498
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/483929/100/100/threaded Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/483937/100/100/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/483960/100/100/threaded

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-6591
NVD Published Date:
12/28/2007
NVD Last Modified:
09/05/2008