Bug 1311620 - (CVE-2015-7826) CVE-2015-7826 botan: acceptance of invalid certificate names
CVE-2015-7826 botan: acceptance of invalid certificate names
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Reported: 2016-02-24 10:38 EST by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2018-01-31 11:55 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: botan 1.11.22
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Last Closed: 2018-01-31 11:55:07 EST
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-02-24 10:38:11 EST
RFC 6125 specifies how to match a X.509v3 certificate against a DNS name for application usage.

Otherwise valid certificates using wildcards would be accepted as matching certain hostnames they should not according to RFC 6125. For example a certificate issued for ‘*.example.com’ should match ‘foo.example.com’ but not ‘example.com’ or ‘bar.foo.example.com’. Previously Botan would accept such a certificate as valid for ‘bar.foo.example.com’.

RFC 6125 also requires that when matching a X.509 certificate against a DNS name, the CN entry is only compared if no subjectAlternativeName entry is available. Previously X509_Certificate::matches_dns_name would always check both names.

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Comment 1 Thomas Moschny 2016-04-29 14:34:40 EDT
CVE-2015-7826 only affects 1.11.X for X<22.

In Fedora/EPEL, we have 1.8.X and 1.10.X (i.e. stable) versions.

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