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Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature

CVE-2020-6174

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

TUF (aka The Update Framework) through 0.12.1 has Improper Verification of a Cryptographic Signature.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-347 - Improper Verification of Cryptographic Signature

A cryptographic protocol is meant to ensure that services are provided in a secure manner. An application with absent or improper verification of cryptographic signatures allows malicious users to feed false messages to valid users or to disclose sensitive data, subverting the goals of the protocol. This can lead to security failures such as false authentication, account hijacking, and privilege escalation.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published