Improper Certificate Validation
The Twitter Kit framework through 3.4.2 for iOS does not properly validate the api.twitter.com SSL certificate. Although the certificate chain must contain one of a set of pinned certificates, there are certain implementation errors such as a lack of hostname verification. NOTE: this is an end-of-life product.
CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation
The authenticity component of a web system stems from the ability to validate “Digital certificates”, which (i) establish trust between two or more entities sharing data over a network; (ii) ensure data at rest and transit is secure from unauthorized access; and (iii) check the identity of the actors that interact with the system. An application with absent or ineffective certificate validation mechanisms allows malicious users, impersonating trusted hosts, to manipulate the communication path between the client and the host, resulting in unauthorized access to data and to the application’s internal environment, and potentially enabling man-in-the-middle attacks.