Debian Security Advisory DSA 3071-1 (nss - security update)

Published: 2014-11-10 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

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

Affected Versions:
nss on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3. For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.16.3-1. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.16.3-1. We recommend that you upgrade your nss Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
In nss, a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications, Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by triggering the improper removal of an NSSCertificate structure from a trust domain.

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-2014-1544

References:

http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3071.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
10.0

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