Untrusted TLS server certs verification is not present (CVE-2019-5729)


CVE ID: CVE-2019-5729

Published: 2019-01-14

Last Update: 2019-01-14

CVSSv3.1 Score: -, High

CVSSv3.1 Vector: -

CWE: -

Bug ID: -


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Affected Products and Components

Untrusted TLS server certs verification is not present (CVE-2019-5729)

Affected Product Versions

  • Splunk-SDK-Python version before 1.6.6.
  • Affected Components: All Splunk Enterprise components running Splunk Web.

Mitigation and Upgrades

To mitigate these issues, Splunk recommends upgrading to latest splunk-sdk-python library

Vulnerability Descriptions and Ratings

Untrusted TLS server certs verification is not present (CVE-2019-5729)


Splunk-SDK-Python version before 1.6.6 does not properly verify untrusted TLS server certificates. This could would permit man-in-the-middle attacks.


Splunk would like to thank ‘The Upside Travel Company’ for reporting this issue.

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):

CVSS Base Score 7.4 CVSS Impact Subscore 5.2 CVSS Exploitability Subscore 2.2 Overall CVSS Score 7.4

Document History

  • 2019-Jan-14: Rev 1. Initial Release