CVE-2016-1950

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2016-03-08
Bugzilla:
1310509: CVE-2016-1950 nss: Heap buffer overflow vulnerability in ASN1 certificate parsing (MFSA 2016-35)
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could cause it to crash, or execute arbitrary code, using the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library.

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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 Advanced Update Support 6.2 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0495 2016-03-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.4 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0495 2016-03-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.6 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0495 2016-03-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.1 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0495 2016-03-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (nss) RHSA-2016:0371 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Update Support 6.5 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0495 2016-03-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0370 2016-03-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (nss-util) RHSA-2016:0370 2016-03-09

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Francis Gabriel as the original reporter.

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