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[GLSA-200610-06] Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-06
(Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery)


Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered that it might be possible to forge
signatures signed by RSA keys with the exponent of 3. This affects a
number of RSA signature implementations, including Mozilla's NSS.

Impact

Since several Certificate Authorities (CAs) are using an exponent of 3
it might be possible for a possible hacker to create a key with a false CA
signature. This impacts any software using the NSS library, like the
Mozilla products Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4339
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4340


Solution:
All NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/nss-3.11.3"
Note: As usual after updating a library, you should run
'revdep-rebuild' (from the app-portage/gentoolkit package) to ensure
that all applications linked to it are properly rebuilt.


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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