CVE-2014-1544

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2014-07-22
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1116198: CVE-2014-1544 nss: Race-condition in certificate verification can lead to Remote code execution (MFSA 2014-63)
A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application.

Find out more about CVE-2014-1544 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 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 RHSA-2014:0916 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 RHSA-2014:0917 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS) (nss) RHSA-2014:1165 2014-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2014:0916 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AUS (v. 6.2 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LL (v. 5.6 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) nss Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) nss Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 nspr 4.10.6-1.el7_0 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 nss Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nspr 4.10.6-1.el6_5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 nss 3.15.4-7.el7_0 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nss-util 3.16.1-1.el6_5 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nss 3.15.3-7.el5_10 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 nspr 4.10.6-1.el5_10 Fixed
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 nss 3.16.1-4.el6_5 Fixed

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as the original reporters.

External References