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CVE-2012-0441

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2012-06-05
IAVA:
2012-A-0189
Bugzilla:
827833: CVE-2012-0441 nss: NSS parsing errors with zero length items

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ASN.1 decoder in the QuickDER decoder in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.13.4, as used in Firefox 4.x through 12.0, Firefox ESR 10.x before 10.0.5, Thunderbird 5.0 through 12.0, Thunderbird ESR 10.x before 10.0.5, and SeaMonkey before 2.10, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a zero-length item, as demonstrated by (1) a zero-length basic constraint or (2) a zero-length field in an OCSP response.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0441 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (nss) RHSA-2012:1091 2012-07-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (nss) RHSA-2012:1090 2012-07-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nspr 4.9.1-4.el5_8 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nspr 4.9.1-2.el6_3 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nss-util 3.13.5-1.el6_3 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nss 3.13.5-1.el6_3 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nss 3.13.5-4.el5_8 Fixed