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Null Truncation in X.509 Common Name Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5842

The CryptoAPI component in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Windows XP SP2 and SP3 Windows Server 2003 SP2 Windows Vista Gold SP1 and SP2 Windows Server 2008 Gold SP2 and R2 and Windows 7 as used by Internet Explorer and other applications does 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 aka "Null Truncation in X.509 Common Name Vulnerability" a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-2510
Product(s):
  • Microsoft ASN.1 Library