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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 03:40:27 -0700
From: Reed Loden <>
Cc:, "Steven M. Christey" <>, Elio
 Maldonado <>, Robert Relyea <>, Dan
 Veditz <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- nss: Did honour /pkcs11.txt and
 /secmod.db files by initialization

On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:30:23 +0200
Jan Lieskovsky <> wrote:

>    a security flaw was found in the way nss, the Network Security
> Services (NSS) set of libraries, performed their initialization (the
> file path for "pkcs11.txt" configuration file was constructed 
> incorrectly). When that configuration file was loaded from remote WebDAV 
> or Samba CIFS share, it could lead to arbitrary security module
> load, potentially leading to execution of arbitrary code (execution of
> code from untrusted security module).
> Upstream bug report:
> [1]

Mozilla is a CNA. Any reason you aren't requesting the CVE from them
since NSS is a Mozilla product? Also, the upstream bug isn't tagged as a
security issue, so Mozilla might not even know about this problem.

cc'ing Dan Veditz of the Mozilla Security Group for CVE assignment and


Reed Loden

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