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Slackware alert SSA:2014-086-04 (nss)

From:  Slackware Security Team <>
Subject:  [slackware-security] mozilla-nss (SSA:2014-086-04)
Date:  Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:54:39 -0700 (PDT)
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 [slackware-security] mozilla-nss (SSA:2014-086-04) New mozilla-nss packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and -current to fix a security issue. Here are the details from the Slackware 14.1 ChangeLog: +--------------------------+ patches/packages/mozilla-nss-3.16-i486-1_slack14.1.txz: Upgraded. This update fixes a security issue: The cert_TestHostName function in lib/certdb/certdb.c in the certificate-checking implementation in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.16 accepts a wildcard character that is embedded in an internationalized domain name's U-label, which might allow man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via a crafted certificate. For more information, see: (* Security fix *) +--------------------------+ Where to find the new packages: +-----------------------------+ Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab ( for donating FTP and rsync hosting to the Slackware project! :-) Also see the "Get Slack" section on for additional mirror sites near you. Updated package for Slackware 14.0: Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0: Updated package for Slackware 14.1: Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1: Updated package for Slackware -current: Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current: MD5 signatures: +-------------+ Slackware 14.0 package: 242bb80f2ee439a7efe3d6f65cbfe284 mozilla-nss-3.16-i486-1_slack14.0.txz Slackware x86_64 14.0 package: 9a3431c219c1b5d167f5f5b08dc14e4f mozilla-nss-3.16-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz Slackware 14.1 package: ecf19523a07ce5da094ec81f60104eb0 mozilla-nss-3.16-i486-1_slack14.1.txz Slackware x86_64 14.1 package: 73507c2d51dd0253f3d481b12301ac3a mozilla-nss-3.16-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz Slackware -current package: 3e887a5c8ede8766cb9520018d4b8585 l/mozilla-nss-3.16-i486-1.txz Slackware x86_64 -current package: 905c99253e181cfcdf89096a8326d8cf l/mozilla-nss-3.16-x86_64-1.txz Installation instructions: +------------------------+ Upgrade the package as root: # upgradepkg mozilla-nss-3.16-i486-1_slack14.1.txz +-----+ Slackware Linux Security Team +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | To leave the slackware-security mailing list: | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Send an email to with this text in the body of | | the email message: | | | | unsubscribe slackware-security | | | | You will get a confirmation message back containing instructions to | | complete the process. Please do not reply to this email address. | +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1 iEYEARECAAYFAlM176YACgkQakRjwEAQIjMdvwCdFVCKQjzxm9mOIR8u9d+JiPy5 EhAAn2tAKaHkKm5ZEKnvLu3ZPmtRlZak =Uo3m -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

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