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Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:42:31 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: Reed Loden <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Elio Maldonado <>,
        Robert Relyea <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- nss: Did honour /pkcs11.txt and /secmod.db files
 by initialization

Cc-ing Reed on this post yet, so he could clarify
if Mozilla (Security) Team has already assigned a CVE identifier
for this one or not.


Thanks && Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

On 10/24/2011 12:30 PM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> Hello Josh, Steve, vendors,
> 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]
> Other references:
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> [5]
> Could you allocate a CVE id for this? (as it looks there isn't one
> for this deficiency yet)
> Thank you && Regards, Jan.
> --
> Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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