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Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:54:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- OpenConnect < v2.25  did not
 verify SSL server certificates


Can MITRE take this one. I'm not sure how to dish out the IDs in this case.
All the issues are related, but different as to how certificates work.


----- "Jan Lieskovsky" <> wrote:

> Hello Steve, vendors,
>    OpenConnect upstream has released OpenConnect v2.25:
>    [1]
> addressing following security related issues (from [1]):
>    OpenConnect v2.25 — 2010-05-15
>      * Always validate server certificate, even when no extra --cafile
> is provided.
>      * Add --no-cert-check option to avoid certificate validation.
>      * Check server hostname against its certificate.
>      * Provide text-mode function for reviewing and accepting
> "invalid" certificates.
>      * Fix libproxy detection on NetBSD.
> References:
>    [2]
>    [3]
> Though not direct security issue(s) [rather security hardening], once
> the package has SSL support,
> it should be enabled by default to avoid unintentional MITM attacks
> (implying from default package
> configuration use).
> Steve, could you allocate a CVE identifier for this? (but opened for
> discussion if such security
> hardening fixes aren't considered enough this to be handled as a
> security issue).
> Thanks && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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