Bug 1764345 (CVE-2019-12290)

Summary: CVE-2019-12290 libidn2: Improper roundtrip checks when converting A-labels to U-labels
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2019-10-22 20:10:44 UTC
GNU libidn2 before 2.2.0 fails to perform the roundtrip checks specified in RFC3490 Section 4.2 when converting A-labels to U-labels. This makes it possible in some circumstances for one domain to impersonate another. By creating a malicious domain that matches a target domain except for the inclusion of certain punycoded Unicode characters (that would be discarded when converted first to a Unicode label and then back to an ASCII label), arbitrary domains can be impersonated.

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https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/241e8f486134793cb0f4a5b0e5817a97883401f5
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/614117ef6e4c60e1950d742e3edf0a0ef8d389de
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/merge_requests/71