Vulnerability Note VU#389795
Windows Phone 7 does not check certificate Common Names when sending or receiving emails over SSL.
Windows Phone 7 does not check CN (Common Name) of server certificates when receiving or sending e-mails using POP3/IMAP/SMTP servers using SSL.
Windows Phone 7 fails to check the CN (Common Name) of server certificates when receiving or sending e-mails using POP3/IMAP/SMTP servers using SSL allowing an attacker to perform a man-in-the-middle attack between the phone and the mail server.
A remote attacker with the ability to pose as a man-in-the-middle may be able to view the login or session data in the corresponding protocol (e.g., SMTP, POP3, etc.).
Microsoft has acknowledged this vulnerability and stated that they will be releasing an update.
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||19 Jun 2012||10 Sep 2012|
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This document was written by Michael Orlando.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2012-2993
- Date Public: 17 Sep 2012
- Date First Published: 17 Sep 2012
- Date Last Updated: 17 Sep 2012
- Document Revision: 11
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