NSS Library SSLv2 Challenge Overflow

Published: 2005-11-03 13:08:04
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:

Upgrade the remote service to use NSS 3.9.2 or newer.

The remote host seems to be using the Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) Library, a set of libraries designed to support the development of security-enabled client/server application.

There seems to be a flaw in the remote version of this library, in the SSLv2 handling code, which may allow an attacker to cause a heap overflow and therefore execute arbitrary commands on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed SSLv2 'hello' message to the remote service.

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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


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