Bug 1031458 (CVE-2013-1741) - CVE-2013-1741 nss: Integer truncation in certificate parsing (MFSA 2013-103)
Summary: CVE-2013-1741 nss: Integer truncation in certificate parsing (MFSA 2013-103)
Alias: CVE-2013-1741
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1031463 1031897 1032466 1032468 1032470 1032472
Blocks: 1030811
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-11-18 03:11 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 00:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nss-3.15.3-2.el5
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-10-20 10:42:11 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1791 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: nss and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-12-05 21:15:00 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:1829 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: nss, nspr, and nss-util security update 2013-12-13 00:02:32 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-11-18 03:11:53 UTC
Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy reported a runaway memset in certificate parsing on 64-bit computers leading to a crash by attempting to write 4Gb of nulls.

Upstream patch:

Release notes:

External Reference:



Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Tavis Ormandy as the original reporter of this issue.

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-11-19 05:33:10 UTC
Created nss tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1031897]

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-05 16:17:14 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 9 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-12 19:03:56 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

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-12-14 02:52:11 UTC
nss-3.15.3-2.fc20, nss-softokn-3.15.3-1.fc20, nss-util-3.15.3-1.fc20, nspr-4.10.2-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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