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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5162

The connect method in lib/net/http.rb in the (1) Net::HTTP and (2) Net::HTTPS libraries in Ruby 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 does not verify that the commonName (CN) field in a server certificate matches the domain name in an HTTPS request, which makes it easier for remote attackers to intercept SSL transmissions via a man-in-the-middle attack or spoofed web site.
Publish Date : 2007-10-01 Last Update Date : 2018-10-15
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 287

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2007-09-30 2007-09-27
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5162 unix
DSA-1410-1 ruby1.8 - possible man-in-the-middle attacks oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18414 unix
DSA-1412-1 ruby1.9 - possible man-in-the-middle attacks oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18657 unix
ELSA-2007:0965: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21946 unix
RHSA-2007:0961: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070961 unix
RHSA-2007:0965: ruby security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20070965 unix
The connect method in lib/net/http.rb in the (1) Net::HTTP and (2) Net::HTTPS libraries in Ruby 1.8.5 and 1.8.6 does not... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10738 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5162

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Ruby-lang Ruby 1.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Ruby-lang Ruby 2

- References For CVE-2007-5162
BID 25847 Ruby Net::HTTP SSL Insecure Certificate Validation Weakness Release Date:2008-03-27
VUPEN ADV-2007-3340
XF ruby-nethttps-mitm(36861)
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0961
REDHAT RHSA-2007:0965
BUGTRAQ 20071112 FLEA-2007-0068-1 ruby
BUGTRAQ 20070927 Ruby Net::HTTPS library does not validate server certificate CN CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SR:2007:024

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5162

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