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CVE-2012-5524

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-10-23
Bugzilla: 875809: CVE-2012-5524 gajim: Improper handling of invalid certificates

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The _ssl_verify_callback function in tls_nb.py in Gajim before 0.15.3 does not properly verify SSL certificates, which allows remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks and spoof servers via an arbitrary certificate from a trusted CA.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5524 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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