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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Mozilla Firefox Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Mozilla Issues Fix for Mozilla Firefox) Network Security Services (NSS) SSL DHE/ECDHE Use-After-Free Memory Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035260
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035260
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1978   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 44.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Network Security Services (NSS). A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. Mozilla Firefox is affected.

A remote user can send specially crafted DHE and ECDHE handshake data to trigger a user-after-free memory error when the target system's available memory is low and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Eric Rescorla reported this vulnerability vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Mozilla.org has issued a fix for CVE-2016-1978 for Mozilla Firefox (44.0).

The Mozilla.org advisory is available at:

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-15/

Vendor URL:  www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-15/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

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