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Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:33:54 +0100
From: Tomas Hoger <>
Subject: mod_nss FakeBasicAuth authentication bypass


A FakeBasicAuth authentication bypass issue was reported for mod_nss
some time ago:

The issue was fixed in upstream git:

but there was no new release of mod_nss since to include the fix.

The issue now got CVE-2011-4973 assigned.

Note that the fix changes the user name that needs to be specified in
htpasswd when using FakeBasicAuth.

Tomas Hoger / Red Hat Security Response Team

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