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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2002-0970

Original release date: 09/24/2002
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The SSL capability for Konqueror in KDE 3.0.2 and earlier does not verify the Basic Constraints for an intermediate CA-signed certificate, which allows remote attackers to spoof the certificates of trusted sites via a man-in-the-middle attack.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2002:519
External Source: XF
Name: ssl-ca-certificate-spoofing(9776)
Type: Advisory
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-155
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 5410
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2002:058
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:220
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2002:221
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020812 Re: IE SSL Vulnerability (Konqueror affected too)
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20020818-1.txt
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20020818 KDE Security Advisory: Konqueror SSL vulnerability
External Source: CALDERA
Name: CSSA-2002-047.0

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