CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2014-03-18
CWE: CWE-172->CWE-697->CWE-295
Bugzilla: 1079851: CVE-2014-1492 nss: IDNA hostname matching code does not follow RFC 6125 recommendation (MFSA 2014-45)


It was found that the implementation of Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) hostname matching in NSS did not follow the RFC 6125 recommendations. This could lead to certain invalid certificates with international characters to be accepted as valid.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1492 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (nss) RHSA-2014:1246 September 16, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 RHSA-2014:0917 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 RHSA-2014:1073 August 18, 2014

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