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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-1959

Original release date: 03/06/2014
Last revised: 03/16/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

lib/x509/verify.c in GnuTLS before 3.1.21 and 3.2.x before 3.2.11 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.

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] 20140213 CVE Request - GnuTLS corrects flaw in certificate verification (3.1.x/3.2.x)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.gnutls.org/security.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-2121-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://www.gitorious.org/gnutls/gnutls/commit/b1abfe3d182d68539900092eb42fc62cf1bb7e7c
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20140213 Re: CVE Request - GnuTLS corrects flaw in certificate verification (3.1.x/3.2.x)
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2866

Technical Details

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