Vulnerability CVE-2004-2761


Published: 2009-01-05   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
The MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm is not collision resistant, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to conduct spoofing attacks, as demonstrated by attacks on the use of MD5 in the signature algorithm of an X.509 certificate.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
MD5 Considered Harmful Today: Creating a rogue CA certificate
Alexander Sotiro...
07.01.2009

Type:

CWE-310

(Cryptographic Issues)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
Partial
None
Affected software
IETF -> MD5 

 References:
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2008/12/30/md5-weaknesses-could-lead-to-certificate-forgery/
http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/12/30/information-regarding-md5-collisions-problem.aspx
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4866
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024697
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_response09186a0080a5d24a.html
http://www.doxpara.com/research/md5/md5_someday.pdf
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/836068
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961509.mspx
http://www.phreedom.org/research/rogue-ca/
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/499685/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33065
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-740-1
http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/
http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/SoftIntCodeSign/
https://blogs.verisign.com/ssl-blog/2008/12/on_md5_vulnerabilities_and_mit.php
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=648886
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05289935
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05336888
https://ics-cert.us-cert.gov/advisories/ICSMA-18-058-02
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0837.html
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0838.html
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-hpesbhf03814en_us
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-February/msg00096.html

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