CVE-2016-5672 Detail

Current Description

Intel Crosswalk before 19.49.514.5, 20.x before 20.50.533.11, 21.x before 21.51.546.0, and 22.x before 22.51.549.0 interprets a user's acceptance of one invalid X.509 certificate to mean that all invalid X.509 certificates should be accepted without prompting, which makes it easier for man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/138107/Intel-Crosswalk-Project-Man-In-The-Middle.html Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/217871 Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/539051/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92199 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://blogs.intel.com/evangelists/2016/07/28/crosswalk-security-vulnerability/ Vendor Advisory 
https://crosswalk-project.org/jira/browse/XWALK-6986 Permissions Required  Technical Description 
https://lists.crosswalk-project.org/pipermail/crosswalk-help/2016-July/002167.html Vendor Advisory 
https://wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.com/2016/07/29/advisory-intel-crosswalk-ssl-prompt-issue Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-310 Cryptographic Issues cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5672
NVD Published Date:
07/31/2016
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2018
Source:
CERT/CC