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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Phone Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Phone Certificate Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Spoof Secure E-mail Servers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027541
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027541
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2993   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 18 2012
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Windows Phone 7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Phone 7. A remote user can spoof secure e-mail servers in certain cases.

The software does not validate Common Name (CN) values of mail server SSL certificates when sending or retrieving email via POP3, IMAP, and SMTP.

A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack between the target e-mail server and the target phone device can spoof the secure e-mail server to access the encrypted session.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/389795

Impact:   A remote user can spoof secure e-mail servers in certain cases.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor plans to issue a fix.

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error

Message History:   None.


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