MS KB2524375: Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing (deprecated)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

This plugin has been deprecated.

Description :

The remote host is missing KB2524375, which updates the system's SSL
certificate blacklist.

A certificate authority (CA) has revoked a number of fraudulent SSL
certificates for several prominent, public websites. Without this
update, browsers will be unable to learn that the certificates have
been revoked if either Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) is
disabled, or OCSP is enabled and fails.

If an attacker can trick someone into using the affected browser and
visiting a malicious site using one of the fraudulent certificates, he
may be able to fool that user into believing the site is a legitimate
one. In turn, the user could send credentials to the malicious site or
download and install applications.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b8fdcaa8
http://www.comodo.com/Comodo-Fraud-Incident-2011-03-23.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2524375
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2524375

Solution :

Apply the relevant update provided by Microsoft.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 52977 ()

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