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MFSA2009-42 Firefox: Compromise of SSL-protected communication (CVE-2009-2408)

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MFSA2009-42 Firefox: Compromise of SSL-protected communication (CVE-2009-2408)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/30/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2012
Modified
05/27/2016

Description

Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.12.3, Firefox before 3.0.13, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.23, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.18 do not properly handle a '\0' character in a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL servers via a crafted certificate issued by a legitimate Certification Authority. NOTE: this was originally reported for Firefox before 3.5.

Solution(s)

  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_0_13
  • mozilla-firefox-upgrade-3_5

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