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vulnerability 16460

Windows: fraudulent certificate emitted for Google

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker, who owns the malicious "google.com" certificate, can use a Man-in-the-middle attack on a fake Google site, in order for example to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable systems: Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Mobile, Windows RT, Windows Vista.
Severity of this threat: 3/4.
Consequences of an attack: data reading, data creation/edition.
Pirate's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 25/03/2015.
Références of this weakness: 3050995, VIGILANCE-VUL-16460.

Description of the vulnerability

The Windows system is installed with trusted certification authorities, such as "China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)".

However, this authority published a malicious certificate for "google.com", "gmail.com", "googleapis.com", etc.

An attacker, who owns the malicious "google.com" certificate, can therefore use a Man-in-the-middle attack on a fake Google site, in order for example to obtain sensitive information.
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