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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Network Security Services (NSS) Vendors:   Mozilla.org
(Red Hat Issues Fix) 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:  1035677
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035677
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1978   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 25 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Network Security Services (NSS). A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0685.html

Vendor URL:  rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0685.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

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