CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2020-12619

Improper Certificate Validation

Published: Aug 20, 2020 | Modified: Jul 21, 2021
CVSS 3.x
5.9
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

MailMate before 1.11 automatically imported S/MIME certificates and thereby silently replaced existing ones. This allowed a man-in-the-middle attacker to obtain an email-validated S/MIME certificate from a trusted CA and replace the public key of the entity to be impersonated. This enabled the attacker to decipher further communication. The entire attack could be accomplished by sending a single email.

Weakness

The software does not validate, or incorrectly validates, a certificate.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Mailmate Freron * *

Potential Mitigations

References