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Improper Certificate Validation


Severity Low
Score 3.7/10


Dell OS10, version, contains an Improper Certificate Validation vulnerability in Support Assist. A remote unauthenticated attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability, leading to unauthorized access to limited switch configuration data. The vulnerability could be leveraged by attackers to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks to gain access to the Support Assist information.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • NONE

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.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published