Bug 770999 - segmentation violation when trying to turn on fips mode
Summary: segmentation violation when trying to turn on fips mode
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nss-softokn
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elio Maldonado Batiz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-12-30 22:35 UTC by Elio Maldonado Batiz
Modified: 2012-01-14 17:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16, nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-01-11 06:18:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Use the upstream version that works (1.98 KB, patch)
2011-12-30 22:35 UTC, Elio Maldonado Batiz
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Description Elio Maldonado Batiz 2011-12-30 22:35:04 UTC
Created attachment 550097 [details]
Use the upstream version that works

Description of problem:
When turning fips mode on an nss databse a seg fault occurs.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir nssdb
2. certutil -d `pwd`/nssdb -N
3. Enter a password when prompted
4. modutil -dbdir `pwd/nssdb -fips true -force
Actual results:
A segmentation violation occurs

Expected results:
No segmantion occurs and "FIPS mode enabled." is printed

Additional info:

The segfault is due to an unneeded free in BLAPI_SHVerifyFile which should have been removed when we updated nss-softokn to to 3.13.1 but wasn't.

The nss-softokn-3.12.4-preelink.patch has this portion:
@@ -486,6 +486,9 @@ BLAPI_SHVerifyFile(const char *shName)
+    if (shName != NULL) {
+	PR_Free(shName);
+    }
     if (checkName != NULL) {
which should be removed. 

The simplest solution is to replace it with the upstream version currently under review

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2011-12-31 20:54:20 UTC
nss-3.13.1-8.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-01-01 03:23:40 UTC
nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-01-01 21:22:50 UTC
Package nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-01-11 06:18:56 UTC
nss-softokn-3.13.1-15.fc16, nss-3.13.1-10.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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