Debian Security Advisory

DLA-62-1 nss -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
25 Sep 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-1568.
More information:

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud from Inria discovered an issue in the way NSS (the Mozilla Network Security Service library) was parsing ASN.1 data used in signatures, making it vulnerable to a signature forgery attack.

An attacker could craft ASN.1 data to forge RSA certificates with a valid certification chain to a trusted CA.

This update fixes this issue for the NSS libraries.

Note that iceweasel, which is also affected by CVE-2014-1568, however has reached end-of-life in Squeeze(-LTS) and thus has not been fixed.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in nss version 3.12.8-1+squeeze9