Critical Netscape hole could be widespread

Wednesday, 25 August 2004, 12:58 PM EST

Security company ISS is warning its customers about a critical security hole in a commonly used technology from the Mozilla Foundation called the Netscape Network Security Services (NSS) library that could make Web servers vulnerable to remote attack.

ISS issued a security bulletin Tuesday about a flaw in the NSS library's implementation of the Secure Sockets Layer Version 2 (SSLv2) protocol that could allow remote attackers to use an SSLv2 connection to take control of Web servers using the NSS library. The flaw in the NSS library affects the Netscape Enterprise Server and Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Sun Java System Web Server, but may also affect countless other products that use the open source NSS library, ISS said.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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