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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 20:12:51 +0300
From: Henri Salo <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: fetchmail <= 6.3.10 SSL certificate 
	NUL prefix verification bypass

2009/8/5 Tomas Hoger <>

> Hi Matthias!
> Thanks for the heads-up!
> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 17:14:36 +0200 "Matthias Andree"
> <> 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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