GLSA-200703-22 : Mozilla Network Security Service: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24888
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-22 (Mozilla Network Security Service: Remote execution of arbitrary code)
iDefense has reported two potential buffer overflow vulnerabilities found by researcher 'regenrecht' in the code implementing the SSLv2 protocol.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted SSL master key to a server using NSS for the SSLv2 protocol, or entice a user to connect to a malicious server with a client-side application using NSS like one of the Mozilla products. This could trigger the vulnerabilities and result in the possible execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the vulnerable application.
Disable the SSLv2 protocol in the applications using NSS.
SolutionAll NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/nss-3.11.5'