Debian DSA-2790-1 : nss - uninitialized memory read

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70737


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


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.


Upgrade 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 :

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70737

File Name: debian_DSA-2790.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/04

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nss, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1739

BID: 62966

DSA: 2790