CVE-2010-2074

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-06-14
Bugzilla:
604855: CVE-2010-2074 w3m: doesn't handle NULL in Common Name properly

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

istream.c in w3m 0.5.2 and possibly other versions, when ssl_verify_server is enabled, does not properly handle a '\\0' character in a domain name in the (1) subject's Common Name or (2) Subject Alternative Name field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2074 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (w3m) RHSA-2010:0565 2010-07-27

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 w3m Not affected

Mitigation

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