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Debian: DSA-2790-1: nss security update

Date 02 Nov 2013
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
A flaw was found in the way the Mozilla Network Security Service library (nss) read uninitialized data when there was a decryption failure. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (application crash) for applications linked with the nss library.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2790-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
November 02, 2013                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : nss
Vulnerability  : uninitialized memory read
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2013-1739
Debian Bug     : 726473

A flaw was found in the way the Mozilla Network Security Service library
(nss) read uninitialized data when there was a decryption failure. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service
(application crash) for applications linked with the nss library.

The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:3.14.4-1.

The packages in the stable distribution were updated to the latest patch
release 3.14.4 of the library to also include a regression bugfix for a
flaw that affects the libpkix certificate verification cache. More
information can be found via:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/NSS/NSS_3.14.4_release_notes

For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:3.15.2-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2:3.15.2-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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