CVE-2009-3291

NameCVE-2009-3291
DescriptionThe php_openssl_apply_verification_policy function in PHP before 5.2.11 does not properly perform certificate validation, which has unknown impact and attack vectors, probably related to an ability to spoof certificates.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1940-1
NVD severityhigh

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
php5sourceetch5.2.0+dfsg-8+etch16DSA-1940-1
php5sourcelenny5.2.6.dfsg.1-1+lenny4DSA-1940-1
php5source(unstable)5.2.11.dfsg.1-1low

Notes

[lenny] - php5 <no-dsa> (rather unimportant)
[etch] - php5 <no-dsa> (rather unimportant)
seems to be related to handling of \0 on CN
not worth a dsa on its own, php doesn't verify certificates by default
experimental is likely to be affected (as of 5.3.0)

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