Bug 452711 - (CVE-2008-2809) CVE-2008-2809 Firefox self signed certificate flaw
CVE-2008-2809 Firefox self signed certificate flaw
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
unspecified
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,source=mozilla,public...
: Reopened, Security
Depends On: 450668 450670 450671 450672 450673 450674 451026 451629 453954 453955
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Reported: 2008-06-24 11:33 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2012-12-17 12:57 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 1.1.10-1.fc9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-23 16:06:33 EST
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Description Josh Bressers 2008-06-24 11:33:24 EDT
Mozilla developer John G. Myers reported a weakness in the trust model used by
Mozilla regarding alternate names on self-signed certificates. A user could be
prompted to accept a self-signed certificate from a website which includes
alt-name entries. If the user accepted the certificate, they would also extend
trust to any alternate domains listed in the certificate, despite not being
prompted about the additional domains. This technique could be used by an
attacker to impersonate another server.
Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2008-06-24 11:33:52 EDT
This will be MFSA 2008-31
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2008-07-06 02:13:30 EDT
devhelp-0.16.1-8.fc8, gtkmozembedmm-1.4.2.cvs20060817-21.fc8, yelp-2.20.0-10.fc8, gnome-web-photo-0.3-11.fc8, kazehakase-0.5.4-2.fc8.2, blam-1.8.3-16.fc8, epiphany-2.20.3-5.fc8, liferea-1.4.15-2.fc8, epiphany-extensions-2.20.1-8.fc8, galeon-2.0.4-3.fc8.3, openvrml-0.17.6-3.fc8, chmsee-1.0.0-2.31.fc8, ruby-gnome2-0.17.0-0.2.rc1.fc8, firefox-2.0.0.15-1.fc8, gnome-python2-extras-2.19.1-15.fc8, Miro-1.2.3-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2008-07-08 22:44:40 EDT
seamonkey-1.1.10-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2008-07-08 22:46:37 EDT
seamonkey-1.1.10-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-08-07 19:54:28 EDT
thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-08-07 19:56:21 EDT
thunderbird-2.0.0.16-1.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 12 Vincent Danen 2010-12-23 16:06:33 EST
This was addressed via:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (seamonkey) RHSA-2008:0547
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0549
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (firefox) RHSA-2008:0569
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616
RHEL Optional Productivity Applications version 5 (thunderbird) RHSA-2008:0616

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