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mozilla -- built-in CA certificates may be overridden

Affected packages
firefox < 0.9.3
linux-mozilla < 1.7.2
linux-mozilla-devel < 1.7.2
mozilla < 1.7.2,2
1.8.a,2 <= mozilla
mozilla-gtk1 < 1.7.2


VuXML ID 8d823883-0ca9-11d9-8a8a-000c41e2cdad
Discovery 2004-06-29
Entry 2004-09-22

Under some situations, Mozilla will automatically import a certificate from an email message or web site. This behavior can be used as a denial-of-service attack: if the certificate has a distinguished name (DN) identical to one of the built-in Certificate Authorities (CAs), then Mozilla will no longer be able to certify sites with certificates issued from that CA.


CERT/CC Vulnerability Note 160360
CVE Name CVE-2004-0758