#VU58477 Heap-based buffer overflow

Published: 2021-12-01

Vulnerability identifier: #VU58477

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-43527


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Mozilla


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when handling DER-encoded DSA or RSA-PSS signatures. A remote attacker can send specially crafted signatures encoded within CMS, S/MIME, PKCS #7, or PKCS #12 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.

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Vulnerable software versions

Mozilla NSS: 3.0.1 - 3.72


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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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