Bug 892685 - (CVE-2012-6086) CVE-2012-6086 zabbix: Improper use of cURL API might lead to improper SSL certificate verification (MiTM)
CVE-2012-6086 zabbix: Improper use of cURL API might lead to improper SSL cer...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=moderate,public=20130102,repor...
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Depends On: 892687 892688 892763 893414
Blocks: 767033
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Reported: 2013-01-07 10:38 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-08 16:37:48 EDT
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-07 10:38:52 EST
A security flaw was found in the way Zabbix, an open-source monitoring solution for IT infrastructure, used (lib)cURL's CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST variable, when doing certificate validation (value of '1' meaning only check for the existence of a common name was used instead of value '2' - which also checks if the particular common name matches the requested hostname of the server). A rogue service could use this flaw to conduct man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks.

Upstream bug report:
[1] https://support.zabbix.com/browse/ZBX-5924

References:
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=697443
[3] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/01/02/1
[4] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/01/03/1
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-07 10:44:47 EST
This issue affects the versions of the zabbix package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17. Please schedule an update.

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This issue affects the version of the zabbix package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 6. Please schedule an update.

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This issue does not affect the version of the zabbix package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 5 (looks certificate verification is not supported yet in v.1.4.7 version, currently shipped with Fedora EPEL 5).
Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-07 10:45:38 EST
Created zabbix tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 892687]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 892688]
Comment 5 Volker Fröhlich 2013-01-07 14:05:37 EST
There's a zabbix20 package in EPEL 6 as well.
Comment 6 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-09 05:28:28 EST
(In reply to comment #5)
> There's a zabbix20 package in EPEL 6 as well.

Thank you for pointing out, Volker. Checking that one yet then.
Comment 7 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-09 05:35:04 EST
This issue affects the version of the zabbix20 package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 6. Please schedule an update (once there is final upstream patch available).
Comment 8 Jan Lieskovsky 2013-01-09 05:36:00 EST
Created zabbix20 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-6 [bug 893414]
Comment 10 Vincent Danen 2013-10-08 16:37:48 EDT
This has already been corrected in Fedora and EPEL.

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