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CVE-2012-5821

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-10-16
Bugzilla:
873262: CVE-2012-5821 lynx: Does not verify that the server's certificate is signed by a trusted certification authority

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Lynx does not verify that the server's certificate is signed by a trusted certification authority, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate, related to improper use of a certain GnuTLS function.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5821 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of lynx as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 as they were not build against GnuTLS.

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 lynx Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 lynx Not affected