Debian DLA-1138-1 : nss security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103988
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Martin Thomson discovered that nss, the Mozilla Network Security Service library, is prone to a use-after-free vulnerability in the TLS 1.2 implementation when handshake hashes are generated. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using the nss library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or potentially to execute arbitrary code.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.26-1+debu7u5.

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/2017/10/msg00017.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103988

File Name: debian_DLA-1138.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7805