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CVE-2014-1544

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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.

Details Source

Red Hat

Public Date

2014-07-22 00:00:00

Impact

Critical

Bugzilla

CVE-2014-1544 nss: Race-condition in certificate verification can lead to Remote code execution (MFSA 2014-63)

Bugzilla ID

1 116 198

CVSS Status

verified

Base Score

6.80

Base Metrics

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

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

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Lifecycle Support 4 (nss) RHSA-2014:1165 2014-09-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.2 (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (nss) RHSA-2014:0917 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (nss) RHSA-2014:0916 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (nss) RHSA-2014:0916 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.4 (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server) (nss) RHSA-2014:0915 2014-07-22

CWE

CWE-416

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 nss Affected