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(Last modified: 14SEP2006)


solutions Security update for mozilla-nss, mozilla-nss-devel SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a9b0730b9578c91a3685d9913a531d37)

Applies to

Package: mozilla-nss
mozilla-nss-devel
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE SLES 10 for x86
SUSE SLES 10 for IPF
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM POWER
SUSE SLES 10 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE SLES 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20060914
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this security update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A security problem in the SSL handling of the NSS libraries was found:
If an RSA key with exponent 3 is used, the PKCS padding gets removed before generating a hash, which allows remote attackers to forge a PKCS signature that apapears to be signed by that RSA key and prevents OpenSSL from correctly verifying the certificate.
This bug is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-4340 and CVE-2006-4341.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh mozilla-nss.rpm mozilla-nss-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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