Debian DLA-971-1 : nss security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100559

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

CVE-2017-7502

A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in NSS was found when server receives empty SSLv2 messages. This issue was introduced with the recent removal of SSLv2 protocol from upstream code in 3.24.0 and introduction of dedicated parser able to handle just sslv2-style hello messages.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.26-1+debu7u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/05/msg00041.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/nss

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100559

File Name: debian_DLA-971.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/01

Updated: 2018/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-1d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-tools, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7502