Bug 1012740 (CVE-2013-1739)

Summary: CVE-2013-1739 nss: Avoid uninitialized data read in the event of a decryption failure
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala <huzaifas>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: eparis, hkario, ksrot, rrelyea, security-response-team
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OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: nss-3.15.3-2.el6_5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Bug Depends On: 1020123, 1032466, 1032470    
Bug Blocks: 1012742, 1030811    

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-09-27 04:46:11 UTC
A flaw was found in the way nss read uninitialized data, when there was a decryption failure. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause denial of service for applications linked with the nss library (application crash)
The vulnerable code was added in NSS 3.14.3 to fix the lucky-13 issue (CVE-2013-1620). This issue is resolved in nss-3.15.2


https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=894370 (currently closed)
patch: https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nss/rev/56436aa3463f

Comment 10 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-17 04:57:47 UTC

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.

Comment 11 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-10-17 04:58:50 UTC
This flaw is resolved in the following versions of nss in Fedora:

Fedora-18: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/nss/3.15.2/1.fc18
Fedora-19: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/nss/3.15.2/1.fc19
Fedora-Rawhide: http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packages/nss/3.15.2/1.fc20

Comment 16 Tomas Hoger 2013-12-03 09:45:19 UTC
(In reply to Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala from comment #0)
> The vulnerable code was added in NSS 3.14.3 to fix the lucky-13 issue
> (CVE-2013-1620).

CVE-2013-1620 was tracked via bug 908234.  Relevant errata released to address that issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 are:


Previous nss packages versions were not affected.

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-05 16:16:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:1791 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1791.html

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-12 19:03:37 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1829 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1829.html