ID CVE-2009-3766
Summary mutt_ssl.c in mutt 1.5.16 and other versions before 1.5.19, when OpenSSL is used, does not verify the domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:mutt:mutt:1.5.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:openssl:openssl:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 01-12-2010 - 05:00)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-310
CAPEC
  • Signature Spoofing by Key Recreation
    An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by exploiting a cryptographic weakness in the signature algorithm or pseudorandom number generation and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
refmap via4
confirm http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/3087
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20090903 More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
  • [oss-security] 20091026 Re: More CVE-2009-2408 like issues
statements via4
contributor Tomas Hoger
lastmodified 2009-11-26
organization Red Hat
statement Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-3766 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Last major update 01-12-2010 - 05:00
Published 23-10-2009 - 19:30
Last modified 07-11-2019 - 15:35
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