Gizmo5 for Linux SSL security bypass

gizmo5-ssl-security-bypass (51399) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Gizmo5 for Linux could allow a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by improper verification of SSL certificates. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof SSL certificates and redirect a user to a malicious Web site that would appear to be trusted. This could allow the attacker to obtain sensitive information that could be used to launch further attacks against the victim's system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Jun 26 2009 - 08:35:05 CDT : Gizmo SSL Certificate Vulnerability.
  • Gizmo5 Web site: Gizmo5 for Linux.
  • BID-35508: Gizmo5 for Linux MSN Authentication SSL Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-2381: Gizmo 3.1.0.79 on Linux does not verify a server's SSL certificate, which allows remote servers to obtain the credentials of arbitrary users via a spoofed certificate.
  • OSVDB ID: 55556: Gizmo on Linux MSN Protocol SSL Certificate Validation Weakness
  • SA35621: aMSN SSL Certificate Validation Security Issue
  • SA35628: Gizmo SSL Certificate Validation Security Issue

Platforms Affected:

  • Gizmo5 Gizmo5 for Linux 3.1.0.79

Reported:

Jun 26, 2009

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