BugTraq
CVE-2014-2735 - WinSCP: missing X.509 validation Apr 16 2014 07:01AM
Micha Borrmann (micha borrmann syss de)
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Advisory ID: SYSS-2014-003
Product: WinSCP
Affected Version(s): 5.5.2.4130
Tested Version(s): 5.5.2.4130 (Windows 7 32 bit and Windows 8.1 64 bit)
Vulnerability Type: Missing X.509 validation
Risk Level: Medium
Solution Status: Fixed
Vendor Notification: 2014-04-07
Solution Date: 2014-04-09
Public Disclosure: 2014-04-16
CVE Reference: CVE-2014-2735
Author of Advisory: Micha Borrmann (SySS GmbH)

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Overview: WinSCP is not checking the "Common Name" of a X.509
certificate, when FTP with TLS is used.

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Vulnerability Details:
A user can not recognize an easy to perform man-in-the-middle attack,
because the client does not validate the "Common Name" of the servers
X.509 certificate. In networking environment that is not trustworthy,
like a wifi network, using FTP AUTH TLS with WinSCP the servers identity
can not be trusted.

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Solution: Upgrade to WinSCP 5.5.3

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Disclosure Timeline:

April 07, 2014 - Vulnerability discovered
April 07, 2014 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
April 09, 2014 - Bug was confirmed and fixed by the vendor [1]
April 10, 2014 - Bug fix could be confirmed with WinSCP 5.5.3 (Build 4193)
April 14, 2014 - WinSCP 5.5.3 (Build 4214) was released [2]

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References:
[1] http://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=1152
[2] http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

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Credits:

Security vulnerability found by Micha Borrmann of the SySS GmbH.

E-Mail: micha.borrmann (at) syss.de
Public Key:
https://www.syss.de/fileadmin/dokumente/Materialien/PGPKeys/Micha_Borrma
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Key fingerprint = 6897 7B33 B359 B8BA 0884 969F FC67 EBA9 1B51 128A

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in this security advisory is provided "as is"
and without warranty of any kind. Details of this security advisory may
be updated in order to provide as accurate information as possible. The
latest version of this security advisory is available on the SySS web
site.

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Copyright:

Creative Commons - Attribution (by) - Version 3.0
URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en

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