Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 23:46:16 +0200 From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@...ian.org> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org>, Richard Moore <rich@...tpoint.ltd.uk>, Simon Ward <simon@...tpoint.ltd.uk> Subject: Re: CVE Request 1, NSS 2, Qt: Doesn't handle wildcards in Common Name properly On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 14:15:13 -0700, Reed Loden wrote: > On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 18:20:49 +0200 > Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> wrote: > > > Richard Moore and Simon Ward reported flaws in the way: > > > > 1, Network Security Services (NSS) handled wildcard (*) character > > in the Common Name field of a x509v3 digital certificate. > > If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate, > > signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by Firefox, the attacker > > could use the certificate during the man-in-the-middle attack and > > potentially confuse Firefox into accepting it by mistake. Different > > vulnerability than CVE-2009-2408. > > > > References: > >  http://www.westpoint.ltd.uk/advisories/wp-10-0001.txt > >  http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=335731 > > Mozilla has assigned this CVE-2010-3170. We're tracking this as > https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=578697. > That bug is helpfully (or not) closed down. Cheers, Julien Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (837 bytes)
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