Security update for mozilla-nss (important)

ID SUSE-SU-2014:1220-2
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2014-09-29T18:04:37


Mozilla NSS was updated to 3.16.5 to fix a RSA certificate forgery issue.

MFSA 2014-73 / CVE-2014-1568: Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, security researcher at Inria Paris in team Prosecco, reported an issue in Network Security Services (NSS) libraries affecting all versions. He discovered that NSS is vulnerable to a variant of a signature forgery attack previously published by Daniel Bleichenbacher. This is due to lenient parsing of ASN.1 values involved in a signature and could lead to the forging of RSA certificates.

The Advanced Threat Research team at Intel Security also independently discovered and reported this issue.

Security Issues:

   * CVE-2014-1568
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