AOL Instant Messenger SSL spoofing
|aim-ssl-spoofing (79935)||Medium Risk|
AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) could allow a remote attacker to conduct spoofing attacks, caused by the failure to verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) field of the X.509 certificate. By persuading a victim to visit a Web site containing a specially-crafted certificate, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability using man-in-the-middle techniques to spoof an SSL server.
No remedy available as of October 1, 2014.
- AOL Web site: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
- Vitaly Shmatikov's Research Paper (University of Texas): The Most Dangerous Code in the World: Validating SSL Certificates in Non-Browser Software.
- CVE-2012-5816: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 22.214.171.124 does not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate.
- Aol Aim 126.96.36.199
Oct 16, 2012
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