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CVE-2009-3766 Detail

Current Description

mutt_ssl.c in mutt 1.5.16 and other versions before 1.5.19, when OpenSSL is used, does not verify the domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/26/2009)

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-2009-3766 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/3087 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125198917018936&w=2 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/26/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
1.5.16
Up to (excluding)
1.5.19
Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3766
NVD Published Date:
10/23/2009
NVD Last Modified:
11/07/2019