CVE-2017-7781

NameCVE-2017-7781
DescriptionAn error occurs in the elliptic curve point addition algorithm that uses mixed Jacobian-affine coordinates where it can yield a result "POINT_AT_INFINITY" when it should not. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this to interfere with a connection, resulting in an attacked party computing an incorrect shared secret. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 55.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
firefox (PTS)sid70.0.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
firefoxsource(unstable)55.0-1

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