CVE-2009-2408

NameCVE-2009-2408
DescriptionMozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.12.3, Firefox before 3.0.13, Thunderbird before 2.0.0.23, and SeaMonkey before 1.1.18 do 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. NOTE: this was originally reported for Firefox before 3.5.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1874-1, DSA-2025-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs539934

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
icedove (PTS)wheezy38.7.0-1~deb7u1fixed
wheezy (security)1:45.2.0-2~deb7u1fixed
jessie38.8.0-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)1:45.2.0-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch, sid1:45.2.0-4fixed
nss (PTS)wheezy2:3.14.5-1+deb7u5fixed
wheezy (security)2:3.14.5-1+deb7u8fixed
jessie2:3.17.2-1.1+deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)2:3.17.2-1.1+deb8u1fixed
stretch2:3.25-1fixed
sid2:3.26-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
icedovesource(unstable)2.0.0.24-1medium
icedovesourcelenny2.0.0.24-0lenny1mediumDSA-2025-1
nsssource(unstable)3.12.3-1medium539934
nsssourcelenny3.12.3.1-0lenny1mediumDSA-1874-1

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