mozilla-nss (SSA:2014-086-04)
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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[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


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