CVE-2019-12290

NameCVE-2019-12290
DescriptionGNU libidn2 before 2.2.0 fails to perform the roundtrip checks specified in RFC3490 Section 4.2 when converting A-labels to U-labels. This makes it possible in some circumstances for one domain to impersonate another. By creating a malicious domain that matches a target domain except for the inclusion of certain punycoded Unicode characters (that would be discarded when converted first to a Unicode label and then back to an ASCII label), arbitrary domains can be impersonated.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libidn2 (PTS)buster2.0.5-1vulnerable
bullseye, sid2.2.0-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libidn2source(unstable)2.2.0-1

Notes

https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/241e8f486134793cb0f4a5b0e5817a97883401f5
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/commit/614117ef6e4c60e1950d742e3edf0a0ef8d389de
https://gitlab.com/libidn/libidn2/merge_requests/71

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