Debian Security Advisory DSA 2962-1 (nspr - security update)

Published: 2014-06-16 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Affected Versions:
nspr on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:4.9.2-1+deb7u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:4.10.6-1. We recommend that you upgrade your nspr Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Abhiskek Arya discovered an out of bounds write in the cvt_t() function of the NetScape Portable Runtime Library which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-1545

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-2962.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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