FreeBSD : NSS -- multiple vulnerabilities (c4292768-5273-4f17-a267-c5fe35125ce4)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Mozilla Foundation reports :

Security researcher Francis Gabriel reported a heap-based buffer
overflow in the way the Network Security Services (NSS) libraries
parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could create a
specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, would cause
it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the

Mozilla developer Tim Taubert used the Address Sanitizer tool and
software fuzzing to discover a use-after-free vulnerability while
processing DER encoded keys in the Network Security Services (NSS)
libraries. The vulnerability overwrites the freed memory with zeroes.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89768 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1950

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