ISS X-Force has reported a vulnerability in the NSS library, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the parsing of records during SSLv2 connection negotiation. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow by sending a specially crafted client hello message with an overly long record.
Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of an application linked to the vulnerable library.
Solution: An updated version of the NSS library is available:
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