Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2790-1 nss -- uninitialized memory read
- Date Reported:
- 02 Nov 2013
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 726473.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2013-1739.
- More information:
A flaw was found in the way the Mozilla Network Security Service library (nss) read uninitialized data when there was a decryption failure. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (application crash) for applications linked with the nss library.
The oldstable distribution (squeeze) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.14.4-1.
The packages in the stable distribution were updated to the latest patch release 3.14.4 of the library to also include a regression bugfix for a flaw that affects the libpkix certificate verification cache. More information can be found via:
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.15.2-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.15.2-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.