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The connect method in lib/net/http.rb in the (1) Net::HTTP and (2) Net::HTTPS libraries in Ruby 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 does not verify that the commonName (CN) field in a server certificate matches the domain name in an HTTPS request which makes it easier for remote attackers to intercept SSL transmissions via a man-in-the-middle attack or spoofed web site.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10738

The connect method in lib/net/http.rb in the (1) Net::HTTP and (2) Net::HTTPS libraries in Ruby 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 does not verify that the commonName (CN) field in a server certificate matches the domain name in an HTTPS request which makes it easier for remote attackers to intercept SSL transmissions via a man-in-the-middle attack or spoofed web site.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-5162
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