CVE-2013-6444

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2013-12-17
CWE:
CWE-297
Bugzilla:
1044246: CVE-2013-6444 pywbem: failure to check certificate hostname

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PyWBEM 0.7 and earlier does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6444 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 5.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 pywbem Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 pywbem Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer and Stephen Gallagher of Red Hat.
Last Modified

CVE description copyright © 2017, The MITRE Corporation