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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-5138

Original release date: 03/06/2014
Last revised: 04/01/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

GnuTLS before 2.7.6, when the GNUTLS_VERIFY_ALLOW_X509_V1_CA_CRT flag is not enabled, treats version 1 X.509 certificates as intermediate CAs, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended restrictions by leveraging a X.509 V1 certificate from a trusted CA to issue new certificates, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-1959.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 4.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140227 Re: CVE Request - GnuTLS corrects flaw in certificate verification (3.1.x/3.2.x)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140225 Re: Re: CVE Request - GnuTLS corrects flaw in certificate verification (3.1.x/3.2.x)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2014:0319
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57321
External Source: MLIST
Name: [gnutls-devel] 20090109 Re: gnutls fails to use Verisign CA cert without a Basic Constraint
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2014:0445
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2014:0247
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57254
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1069301
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2014:0322
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://gitorious.org/gnutls/gnutls/commit/c8dcbedd1fdc312f5b1a70fcfbc1afe235d800cd
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57274
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2014:0320
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 57260

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)