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Category:   Application (Security)  >   IBM Security Identity Manager Vendors:   IBM
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance) 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:  1036257
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036257
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1978   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 8 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Virtual Appliance 7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Network Security Services (NSS). A remote user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance 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:   IBM has issued a fix for IBM Security Identity Manager Virtual Appliance (7.0.1-ISS-SIM-FP0003).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21985736

Vendor URL:  www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21985736 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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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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