CVE-2016-1978

HIGH

Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the ssl3_HandleECDHServerKeyExchange function in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 44.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by making an SSL (1) DHE or (2) ECDHE handshake at a time of high memory consumption.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00027.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00050.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00068.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00093.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0591.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0684.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0685.html

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3688

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-15.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84275

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91787

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035258

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2973-1

https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa124

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1209546

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.21_release_notes

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-06

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-03-13

Updated: 2017-11-04

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Impact Score: 3.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH