Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:24:09 -0700 From: Elio Maldonado <emaldona@...hat.com> To: Robert Relyea <rrelyea@...hat.com> CC: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com, Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com>, Reed Loden <reed@...dloden.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- nss: Did honour /pkcs11.txt and /secmod.db files by initialization On 10/24/2011 10:01 AM, Robert Relyea wrote: > On 10/24/2011 03:42 AM, Jan Lieskovsky wrote: >> 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. >> >> Reed? >> >> Thanks&& Regards, Jan. > It's likely the Mozilla security team hasn't assigned a CVE. The issue > only affects applications initializing NSS with NSS_NoDB_Init(). Usually > the application specifies the actual path to these files. In particular > Mozilla apps always specify (though some corner cases it may fall back > to NSS_NoDB_Init(). I think that's rare at this point because > NSS_NoDB_Init() does not provide any trust information, which all > Mozilla apps need.). > > In general NSS applications on Linux should be initializing with > /etc/pki/nssdb. > > bob > > NOTE: the patch is in FIPS related code. Elio, please get a 6.2 Bug > created for this ASAP. The patch is already upstream. Component is > nss-softokn. Done, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748524 and set various flags. Will start back-porting the patch to our 3.12.9 softoken right away. Elio > > bob >> -- >> 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: >>>  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=641052 >>> >>> Other references: >>>  https://secunia.com/advisories/46557/ >>>  https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=388045 >>>  http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=97426#c8 >>>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=748379 >>> >>> 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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