[SECURITY] [DSA 2790-1] nss security update

ID DEBIAN:DSA-2790-1:849FD
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2013-11-02T06:11:39


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2790-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso November 02, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : nss Vulnerability : uninitialized memory read Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CVE-2013-1739 Debian Bug : 726473

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.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org