CVE-2019-12290 Detail

Current Description

GNU libidn2 before 2.2.0 fails to perform the roundtrip checks specified in RFC3490 Section 4.2 when converting A-labels to U-labels. This makes it possible in some circumstances for one domain to impersonate another. By creating a malicious domain that matches a target domain except for the inclusion of certain punycoded Unicode characters (that would be discarded when converted first to a Unicode label and then back to an ASCII label), arbitrary domains can be impersonated.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-12/msg00008.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-12/msg00009.html
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/241e8f486134793cb0f4a5b0e5817a97883401f5 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/614117ef6e4c60e1950d742e3edf0a0ef8d389de Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/merge_requests/71 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/3UFT76Y7OSGPZV3EBEHD6ISVUM3DLARM/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/KXDKYWFV6N2HHVSE67FFDM7G3FEL2ZNE/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/ONG3GJRRJO35COPGVJXXSZLU4J5Y42AT/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/RSI4TI2JTQWQ3YEUX5X36GTVGKO4QKZ5/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/U6ZXL2RDNQRAHCMKWPOMJFKYJ344X4HL/
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-63
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4168-1/

Weakness Enumeration

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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-12290
NVD Published Date:
10/22/2019
NVD Last Modified:
10/29/2019
Source:
MITRE