CVE Database

CVE-2014-1544

Impact: Critical
Public: 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)
IAVA: 2014-A-0113

Details

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 and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 AUS (v. 6.2 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS) (nss) RHSA-2014:1165 September 08, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux LL (v. 5.6 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 RHSA-2014:0916 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 RHSA-2014:0917 July 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 RHSA-2014:0916 July 22, 2014

External References

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-63.html

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.

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