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Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:32:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Elio Maldonado <>, Robert Relyea <>,
        "Steven M. Christey" <>,
        Reed Loden <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- nss: Did honour /pkcs11.txt and /secmod.db files by initialization

Reed asked me to give this a CVE id.

Please use CVE-2011-3640



----- Original Message -----
> 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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