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CVE-2009-2702 Detail


KDE KSSL in kdelibs 3.5.4, 4.2.4, and 4.3 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  09/08/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/18/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: This issue did not affect kdelibs packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:330 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2011:162 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-2532 External Source CONFIRM

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