Debian DSA-2790-1 : nss - uninitialized memory read
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70737
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpgrade the nss packages.
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 :