Vulnerability CVE-2016-1938


Published: 2016-01-31

Description:
The s_mp_div function in lib/freebl/mpi/mpi.c in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21, as used in Mozilla Firefox before 44.0, improperly divides numbers, which might make it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging use of the (1) mp_div or (2) mp_exptmod function.

Type:

CWE-310

(Cryptographic Issues)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.4/10
4.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
None
Affected software
Opensuse -> LEAP 
Opensuse -> Opensuse 
Novell -> LEAP 
Novell -> Opensuse 
Mozilla -> Firefox 
Mozilla -> NSS 

 References:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-02/msg00010.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3688
http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2016/mfsa2016-07.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2016-2881720.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/81955
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91787
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034825
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2880-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2880-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2903-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2903-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2973-1
https://blog.fuzzing-project.org/37-Mozilla-NSS-Wrong-calculation-results-in-mp_div-and-mp_exptmod.html
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1190248
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1194947
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.21_release_notes
https://github.com/hannob/bignum-fuzz/blob/master/CVE-2016-1938-nss-mp_div.c
https://github.com/hannob/bignum-fuzz/blob/master/CVE-2016-1938-nss-mp_exptmod.c
https://hg.mozilla.org/projects/nss/diff/a555bf0fc23a/lib/freebl/mpi/mpi.c
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201605-06
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-46

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