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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      Last Modified:  10/23/2009      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3766
Original release date:
10/23/2009
Last revised:
12/01/2010
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (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 Type Source Name
http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/3087 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/3087
http://marc.info/?l=oss-security&m=125198917018936&w=2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090903 More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/26/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091026 Re: More CVE-2009-2408 like issues

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