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Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:58:22 +0100
Subject: Re: CVE request: xchat/hexchat don't properly verify
 SSL certificates

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:52:08AM -0700, Vincent Danen wrote:
> As reported [1]:
> XChat did not verify that the server hostname matched the domain name in the
> subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field in X.509 certificates.
> This could allow a man-in-the-middle attacker to spoof an SSL server if they
> had a certificate that was valid for any domain name.
> The same code is used in hexchat.
> This was initially reported to hexchat in 2013 [2] and fixed last November
> [3].  I'm not sure if it should receive a 2013 or a 2014 CVE.  Can one be
> assigned to this?
> Thanks.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]

This seems to have fallen through the cracks, explicitly
adding cve-assign to CC.


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