(HP Issues Fix for Tru64) Mozilla S/MIME ASN.1 Implementation Bugs May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1009987|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1009987
(Links to External Site)
Date: Apr 30 2004
Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network|
Version(s): 1.4 and prior versions|
A vulnerability was reported in the Mozilla browser. A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
A vulnerability was reported in the S/MIME implementation in the NSS security suite that ships with Mozilla 1.4. A remote user can reportedly send a specially crafted S/MIME email message that contains certain unexpected ASN.1 constructs to cause the target user's browser to crash or arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
This was demonstrated using the NISCC test suite, the report said.
NSS version 3.9 reportedly corrects these problems.
A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.|
HP has issued a fix in Mozilla Application Suite for HP Tru64 UNIX V1.6, available at:|
Vendor URL: www.mozilla.org/ (Links to External Site)
Boundary error, Exception handling error|
|Underlying OS: UNIX (Tru64)|
|Underlying OS Comments: 5.1A, 5.1B|
This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.|
Source Message Contents
Subject: HP Tru64 UNIX Mozilla Potential Denial of Service|
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HPSBTU01021 REVISION: 0
SSRT4722 rev. 0 HP Tru64 UNIX Mozilla Potential Denial of Service
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INITIAL RELEASE: 29 April 2004
POTENTIAL SECURITY IMPACT: denial of service (DoS) or
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REFERENCES: CAN-2003-0564, CAN-2003-0594, CAN-2004-0191
Three potential security vulnerabilities have been identified in
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Tru64 UNIX v5.1B PK3 (BL24)
Tru64 UNIX v5.1B PK2 (BL22)
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The potential vulnerabilities have been corrected in the following
Mozilla Application Suite for HP Tru64 UNIX V1.6
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