Re: AW: IE https certificate attack

From: George Staikos (
Date: 01/06/02

From: George Staikos <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 12:11:14 -0500

On Thursday 03 January 2002 09:04, wrote:

> could it be, that the text-browsers (lynx, links, w3m) don't even
> bother comparing the actual server name to the certificate's
> "issued for" entry?

> > Looks like Konqueror 2.2.1 (Mandrake Linux 8.1 + OpenSSL 0.9.6b) is also
> > vulnerable. I've got no warning when entering on this page. I've tested
> > it

  The https implementation in Konqueror is incomplete. As of 2.2.2 it is
much more complete, although the code to test CN=hostname doesn't work
properly. This is fixed in KDE 2.2 branch CVS and KDE 3.x HEAD branch. KDE
3.0 should feature a more-or-less full HTTPS implementation finally.

    Most of the incomplete code and bugs in KDE SSL are documented anyways.


George Staikos

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