Bug 630047 (CVE-2010-3170) - CVE-2010-3170 firefox/nss: doesn't handle IP-based wildcards in X509 certificates safely
Summary: CVE-2010-3170 firefox/nss: doesn't handle IP-based wildcards in X509 certific...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2010-3170
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-09-03 15:27 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:39 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-11-11 08:16:12 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0781 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: seamonkey security update 2010-10-19 23:09:58 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0782 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: firefox security update 2010-10-19 23:20:46 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0862 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: nss security update 2010-11-09 18:55:23 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-09-03 15:27:36 UTC
Richard Moore and Simon Ward reported flaws in the way browsers such
as Firefox handled wildcard characters in the Common Name field of
a certificate. If an attacker is able to get a carefully-crafted certificate,
signed by a Certificate Authority trusted by Firefox, the attacker could
use the certificate during the man-in-the-middle attack and potentially
confuse Firefox into accepting it by mistake. Different vulnerability than
CVE-2009-2408.

References:
 [1] http://www.westpoint.ltd.uk/advisories/wp-10-0001.txt
 [2] http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=335731

Comment 1 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2010-09-03 17:12:32 UTC
This will be fixed in NSS 3.12.8

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-09-06 11:47:44 UTC
Mozilla has assigned CVE-2010-3170 identifier to this issue.

Mozilla upstream bug:
[3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=578697 (not public yet)

Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2010-09-06 16:17:43 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Mozilla upstream bug:
> [3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=578697 (not public yet)

The bug is referenced in the comment for the following upstream CVS commit:

http://bonsai.mozilla.org/cvsview2.cgi?diff_mode=context&whitespace_mode=show&subdir=mozilla/security/nss/lib/certdb&command=DIFF_FRAMESET&file=certdb.c&rev1=1.107&rev2=1.108&root=/cvsroot

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2010-10-19 23:10:27 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2010:0781 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0781.html

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2010-10-19 23:21:22 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0782 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0782.html

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2010-11-10 18:58:25 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2010:0862 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0862.html


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