Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 20:12:51 +0300 From: Henri Salo <hsalogeek@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request: fetchmail <= 6.3.10 SSL certificate NUL prefix verification bypass 2009/8/5 Tomas Hoger <thoger@...hat.com> > Hi Matthias! > > Thanks for the heads-up! > > On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:14:36 +0200 "Matthias Andree" > <matthias.andree@....de> wrote: > > > Is there a global CVE ID to collect this vulnerability that is > > supposed to be reused by applications? > > That's actually a pretty good question. This problem was first > presented for Firefox/NSS and got assigned CVE-2009-2408. > > Similar problem also affects GnuTLS and some changes are being > discussed on the -devel mailing list, with some changes and tests > already in git. This should deserve a separate CVE. > > And than there is OpenSSL, which, as I've been told, expects > applications to do name checking. So it's probably safe to assume that > many / majority of client applications using OpenSSL are likely to be > affected by some variant of this problem (either via CommonNames or > subjectAltNames). I'm not sure if single CVE should be used here for > all, or dozens of CVEs, one for each. It's likely going to be mess > either way. I'm adding CC on Steven for advice. Steven, at least one > CVE has already been allocated privately for similar case. > > -- > Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team > I think there should be one for every vulnerability so one can follow the process of fixing this issue in specific application. --- Henri Salo
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