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NSS -- MD5 downgrade in TLS 1.2 signatures

Affected packages
3.20 <= linux-c6-nss < 3.20.2
linux-c6-nss <
3.20 <= nss < 3.20.2
nss <
linux-firefox < 43.0.2,1
linux-thunderbird < 38.5.1
linux-seamonkey < 2.40


VuXML ID 10f7bc76-0335-4a88-b391-0b05b3a8ce1c
Discovery 2015-12-22
Entry 2015-12-28

The Mozilla Project reports:

Security researcher Karthikeyan Bhargavan reported an issue in Network Security Services (NSS) where MD5 signatures in the server signature within the TLS 1.2 ServerKeyExchange message are still accepted. This is an issue since NSS has officially disallowed the accepting MD5 as a hash algorithm in signatures since 2011. This issues exposes NSS based clients such as Firefox to theoretical collision-based forgery attacks.


CVE Name CVE-2015-7575