Bug 1031457 (CVE-2013-5606) - CVE-2013-5606 nss: CERT_VerifyCert returns SECSuccess (saying certificate is good) even for bad certificates (MFSA 2013-103)
Summary: CVE-2013-5606 nss: CERT_VerifyCert returns SECSuccess (saying certificate is ...
Alias: CVE-2013-5606
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 03:06 UTC by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2023-05-12 00:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: nss 3.15.3
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2021-10-20 10:42:07 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
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0041 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: rhev-hypervisor6 security update 2014-01-21 22:02:59 UTC

Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-11-18 03:06:13 UTC
Mozilla developer Camilo Viecco discovered that if the verifylog feature was used when validating certificates then certificates with incompatible key usage constraints were not rejected. This did not directly affect Firefox but might affect other software using the NSS library

Upstream bug:

Upstream patch:

Release notes:

External Reference:



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

Comment 2 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-11-19 05:32:28 UTC
Created nss tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1031897]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-05 16:17:07 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 6 errata-xmlrpc 2013-12-12 19:03:51 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 7 errata-xmlrpc 2014-01-21 17:03:42 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  RHEV-H and Agents for RHEL-6

Via RHSA-2014:0041 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0041.html

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