Improper Input Validation

Affecting libidn2 package, versions <2.0.4-1.1ubuntu0.2

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Overview

GNU 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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CVSS Score

7.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
CVE
CVE-2019-12290
CWE
CWE-20
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1804-LIBIDN2-474599
Disclosed
22 Oct, 2019
Published
23 Oct, 2019