Microsoft Security Advisory 2524375: Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing


Microsoft advised that  nine fraudulent digital certificates issued by Comodo, a certification authority present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities Store on all supported versions of Microsoft Windows.

 

Comodo advised Microsoft on March 16, 2011 that nine certificates had been signed on behalf of a third party without sufficiently validating its identity. These certificates may be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks against all Web browser users including users of Internet Explorer.

 

These certificates affect the following Web properties:

•login.live.com

•mail.google.com

•www.google.com

•login.yahoo.com (3 certificates)

•login.skype.com

•addons.mozilla.org

“Global Trustee”Comodo has revoked these certificates, and they are listed in Comodo’s current Certificate Revocation List CRL. In addition, browsers which have enabled the Online Certificate Status Protocol OCSP will interactively validate these certificates and block them from being used.An update is available for all supported versions of Windows to help address this issue. For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2524375.

via Microsoft Security Advisory 2524375: Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing.

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