Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:23:53 +0200 From: Tomas Hoger <thoger@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Steffen_Ullrich@...ua.de, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: Re: CVE request: perl-IO-Socket-SSL certificate hostname compare bug On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 20:45:53 +0200 Steffen Ullrich <Steffen_Ullrich@...ua.de> wrote: > - the feature to help checking the hostname against the certificate is fairly new Introduced in 1.14, unless I'm mistaken: http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/SULLR/IO-Socket-SSL-1.14/Changes It may be good to have this listed in the CVE description. Anyway, prefix requirement is another mitigation, as one may not be able to get valid certificate for a prefix of arbitrary host name (though it may be easier for TLDs as .com and .net via .co and .ne). Speaking of prefixes, has anyone checked IO-Socket-SSL for CVE-2009-2408-like issues? If there is an issues, should it get fixed in IO-Socket-SSL or in Net-SSLeay? -- Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team
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