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CVE-2012-5821 Detail

Current Description

Lynx does not verify that the server's certificate is signed by a trusted certification authority, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate, related to improper use of a certain GnuTLS function.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~shmat/shmat_ccs12.pdf Exploit
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:101
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1642-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79930
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0351

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:lynx:lynx:-
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-5821
NVD Published Date:
11/04/2012
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017