Public Date:
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 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 6 (nss) RHSA-2013:1829 2013-12-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (nss) RHSA-2013:1791 2013-12-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 nss Not affected

Last Modified

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