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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1978

Use-after-free vulnerability in the ssl3_HandleECDHServerKeyExchange function in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 44.0, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact by making an SSL (1) DHE or (2) ECDHE handshake at a time of high memory consumption.
Publish Date : 2016-03-13 Last Update Date : 2017-11-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:0591: nss, nss-util, and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20160591 unix
RHSA-2016:0684: nss and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20160684 unix
RHSA-2016:0685: nss, nspr, nss-softokn, and nss-util security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20160685 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-1978

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
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- References For CVE-2016-1978

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3688
DEBIAN DSA-3688
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.21_release_notes
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-15.html CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00050.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0777
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0684.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:0684
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1209546 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2973-1
UBUNTU USN-2973-1
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00027.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0727
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84275
BID 84275 Mozilla Network Security Services Use After Free CVE-2016-1978 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2016-10-11
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0685.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:0685
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035258
SECTRACK 1035258
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00068.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0820
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa124 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00093.html
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:0909
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0591.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:0591
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html CONFIRM
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/ovmbulletinjul2016-3090546.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91787
BID 91787 Oracle July 2016 Critical Patch Update Multiple Vulnerabilities Release Date:2018-10-15
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html CONFIRM
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-06
GENTOO GLSA-201605-06

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1978

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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