Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 13:09:59 -0700 From: Reed Loden <reed@...dloden.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: bressers@...hat.com, coley <coley@...re.org>, Dan Veditz <dveditz@...illa.com> Subject: Re: CVE request: firefox doesn't (re)validate certificates when loading HTTPS page Looks like Red Hat reported this upstream to Mozilla late last night... Mozilla is tracking this as https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=660749. No CVE has been assigned yet (afaict), but I'll see about getting one assigned once this has been confirmed. ~reed On Tue, 31 May 2011 15:42:58 -0400 (EDT) Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> wrote: > I'm going to save this one for upstream. It's possible they've already > assigned something (Mozilla is a CNA). > > I've CC'd Reed in the rare event he doesn't know about this. > > Thanks. > > -- > JB > > ----- Original Message ----- > > Hi, > > found this in RH's bugzilla: > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=709165 > > > > Vincent Danen 2011-05-30 18:38:43 EDT > > > > A Debian bug report  indicated that Firefox 4.0.x handled the > > validation/revalidation of SSL certificates improperly. If a user were > > to > > visit a site with an untrusted certificate, Firefox would correctly > > display the > > warning about the untrusted connection. If a user were to confirm the > > security > > exception for a single session (not check off the "permanently store > > this > > exception"), then restart the browser and re-load the page, the > > contents of the > > page would be displayed from the Firefox cache. Upon reloading the > > page, the > > security warning would appear, but incorrectly indicates that the site > > provides > > a valid, verified certificate and there is no way to confirm the > > exception. > > [...] > > > > -- > > Thomas Biege <thomas@...e.de>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing > > SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imendörffer, HRB > > 21284 (AG Nürnberg > > -- > > Wer aufhoert besser werden zu wollen, hoert auf gut zu sein. > > -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach -- Reed Loden reed@...dloden.com
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