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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:10:36 +0200
From: Marcus Meissner <>
Subject: Re: nss RSA forgery (CVE-2014-1568)

On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:03:21AM +0200, Hanno Böck wrote:
> One serious vuln per day isn't enough, so nss decided to bring us
> another one.
> Mozilla reports this:
> Bugtracker entry still private, so hard to judge about details.
> Interesting: Two independent discoveries (we had the same with
> heartbleed and I couldn't believe this was coincidence).
> This is what mcaffee has to say:
> They say its related to BER/ASN1-parsing, but adam langley disagrees:
> And it seems cyassl had something similar, also found by intel:
> No real details yet and information seems confusing.

I also see gnutls posted a new release some days, with this entry without CVE
"** libgnutls: Fixed issue with certificates being sanitized by gnutls prior
to signature verification. That resulted to certain non-DER compliant modifications
of valid certificates, being corrected by libtasn1's parser and restructured as
the original. Issue found and reported by Antti Karjalainen and Matti Kamunen from

which smells similar.

Ciao, Marcus

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