#VU45798 Use of a broken or risky cryptographic algorithm

Published: 2020-08-20

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45798

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12401


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Mozilla NSS
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Mozilla


The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to usage of ECDSA signatures. A local user can perform a side channel attack and gain access to sensitive information.

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Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla NSS: 3.0.1 - 3.54


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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