CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-10-17
Bugzilla: 1012740: CVE-2013-1739 nss: Avoid uninitialized data read in the event of a decryption failure


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.15.2 does not ensure that data structures are initialized before read operations, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors that trigger a decryption failure.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1739 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of nss as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 version 5 RHSA-2013:1791 December 05, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 RHSA-2013:1829 December 12, 2013

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