Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 15:42:58 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Reed Loden <reed@...dloden.com>, coley <coley@...re.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: firefox doesn't (re)validate certificates when loading HTTPS page 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
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