Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-2159-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled wildcard certificates
when used with internationalized domain names. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be
exploited to spoof SSL servers.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73316 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66356

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1492