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CVE-2016-1978 Detail

Current Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the ssl3_HandleECDHServerKeyExchange function in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 44.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by making an SSL (1) DHE or (2) ECDHE handshake at a time of high memory consumption.

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

CWE-416: Use After Free

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.3 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 3.4
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availability (A): Low

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00027.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00050.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00068.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00093.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0591.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0684.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0685.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3688
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-15.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84275
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91787
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035258
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2973-1
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa124
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1209546
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.21_release_notes
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-06

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
AND
OR
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:firefox:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
43.0.4
OR
 cpe:2.3:a:mozilla:network_security_services:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
3.20.1


Change History

14 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-1978
NVD Published Date:
03/13/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/03/2017