#VU47197 Heap-based buffer overflow


Published: 2020-09-30

Vulnerability identifier: #VU47197

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3: 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-17006

CWE-ID: CWE-122

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in Mozilla NSS library when processing input text length while using certain cryptographic primitives. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla NSS: 3.40, 3.40.1, 3.41, 3.41.1, 3.42, 3.42.1, 3.43, 3.44, 3.44.1, 3.45, 3.46

CPE

External links
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.46_release_notes
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-17006


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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


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