Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-1763-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson discovered that the TLS protocol as
used in NSS was vulnerable to a timing side-channel attack known as
the 'Lucky Thirteen' issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to
perform plaintext-recovery attacks via analysis of timing data.

Solution :

Update the affected libnss3 and / or libnss3-1d packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65572 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1620