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Improper Certificate Validation


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


The Snowflake .NET driver provides an interface to the Microsoft .NET open source software framework for developing applications. Snowflake recently received a report about a vulnerability in the Snowflake Connector .NET where the checks against the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) were not performed where the 'insecureMode' flag was set to false, which is the default setting. The vulnerability affects the package Snowflake.Data versions between 2.0.25 through 2.1.4.

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

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