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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   w3m Vendors:   Ito, Akinori
w3m NULL Character Flaw in Common Name Field Lets Remote Users Spoof Certificates
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024252
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024252
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2074   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 27 2010
Impact:   Modification of authentication information

Version(s): 0.5.2; possibly other versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in w3m. A remote user can spoof certificates of arbitrary sites.

A remote user can create a certificate with a specially crafted Common Name or Subject Alternative Name field that contains a NULL character. Once the certificate is signed by a Certificate Authority, the certificate can be used to spoof a target site's certificate.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof certificates of arbitrary sites.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  w3m.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 27 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) w3m NULL Character Flaw in Common Name Field Lets Remote Users Spoof Certificates   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 27 Jul 2010 18:18:52 +0000
Subject:  w3m


CVE-2010-2074

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/06/14/4
 
 


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