VDB-71692 · CVE-2014-5444 · BID 70318

Yorba Geary 0.5.0 cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability was found in Yorba Geary 0.5.0. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cryptographic issues vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-310. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

Geary before 0.6.3 does not present the user with a warning when a TLS certificate error is detected, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks via a crafted certificate.

The weakness was disclosed 09/30/2014 as confirmed git commit (GIT Repository). The advisory is shared for download at git.gnome.org. This vulnerability was named CVE-2014-5444 since 08/25/2014. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1600.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 77844 (openSUSE Security Update : geary (openSUSE-SU-2014:1225-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 0.5.0 eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at git.gnome.org. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be patching the affected component.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (77844).




CPE 2.3info

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Class: Cryptographic issues
CWE: CWE-310
ATT&CK: T1600

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 77844
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : geary (openSUSE-SU-2014:1225-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 867329
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for geary FEDORA-2014-10451
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Recommended: Patch
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Upgrade: Geary 0.5.0
Patch: git.gnome.org


08/25/2014 🔍
09/25/2014 +31 days 🔍
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03/26/2015 +175 days 🔍
03/29/2022 +2560 days 🔍


Advisory: git.gnome.org
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-5444 (🔍)
Vulnerability Center: 46331 - Geary Before 0.6.3 Remote Security Bypass via a Man-in-the-Middle Attack, Medium
SecurityFocus: 70318


Created: 03/26/2015 04:14 PM
Updated: 03/29/2022 02:27 PM
Changes: 03/26/2015 04:14 PM (60), 06/08/2017 08:54 AM (6), 03/29/2022 02:27 PM (4)
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