CVE-2016-1979

NameCVE-2016-1979
DescriptionUse-after-free vulnerability in the PK11_ImportDERPrivateKeyInfoAndReturnKey function in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21.1, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 45.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted key data with DER encoding.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-472-1, DLA-480-1, DSA-3576-1, DSA-3688-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid62.0.3-1fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)jessie52.8.1esr-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)52.9.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch52.9.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)60.2.2esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster52.9.0esr-1fixed
sid60.2.2esr-1fixed
icedove (PTS)jessie1:52.3.0-4~deb8u2fixed
nss (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2:3.26-1+debu8u3fixed
stretch (security), stretch2:3.26.2-1.1+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2:3.39-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)45.0-1medium
firefox-esrsource(unstable)45.0esr-1medium
icedovesource(unstable)38.8.0-1medium
icedovesourcejessie38.8.0-1~deb8u1mediumDSA-3576-1
icedovesourcewheezy38.8.0-1~deb7u1mediumDLA-472-1
iceweaselsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium
iceweaselsourcejessie(not affected)
iceweaselsourcewheezy(not affected)
nsssource(unstable)2:3.21-1medium
nsssourcejessie2:3.26-1+debu8u1mediumDSA-3688-1
nsssourcewheezy2:3.14.5-1+deb7u6mediumDLA-480-1

Notes

[jessie] - iceweasel <not-affected> (Only affects Firefox 44.x)
[wheezy] - iceweasel <not-affected> (Only affects Firefox 44.x)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-36/

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