Randombit Botan CVE-2017-2801 Certificate Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability

Randombit Botan is prone to a security-bypass vulnerability.

Successfully exploiting this issue allows attackers to perform man-in-the-middle attacks or impersonate trusted servers, which will aid in further attacks.

Randombit Botan version 2.0.1 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.


Bugtraq ID: 98106
Class: Boundary Condition Error
CVE: CVE-2017-2801

Remote: Yes
Local: No
Published: Apr 28 2017 12:00AM
Updated: May 01 2017 04:10PM
Credit: Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos
Vulnerable: Randombit Botan 2.0.1

Not Vulnerable: Randombit Botan 2.1.0


The researcher has created a proof-of-concept to demonstrate the issue. Please see the references for more information.

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