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Category:   Device (Embedded Server/Appliance)  >   Blue Coat Director Vendors:   Blue Coat Systems
(Blue Coat Systems Issues Advisory for Blue Coat Director) 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:  1036067
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036067
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1978   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 9 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
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. Blue Coat Director 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:   Blue Coat Systems has issued an advisory for CVE-2016-1978 for Blue Coat Director.

The Blue Coat Systems advisory is available at:

https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa124

Vendor URL:  bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa124 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 14 2016 Network Security Services (NSS) SSL DHE/ECDHE Use-After-Free Memory Error May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System



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