SUSE SLES12 Security Update : apache2-mod_nss (SUSE-SU-2018:3572-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118565


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This update for apache2-mod_nss fixes the following issues :

Due to the update of mozilla-nss apache2-mod_nss needs to be updated to change to the SQLite certificate database, which is now the default (bsc#1108771). Because of that this update is tagged as security, to reach customers that only install secuirty updates.

Other changes contained :

Require minimal NSS version of 3.25 because of SSLv2 changes (bsc#993642)

Add support for SHA384 TLS ciphers (bsc#863035)

Remove deprecated NSSSessionCacheTimeout option from (bsc#998176)

Change ownership of the gencert generated NSS database so apache can read it (bsc#998180)

Use correct configuration path in (bsc#996282)

Generate dummy certificates if there aren't any in mod_nss.d (bsc#998183)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2018-2527=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118565

File Name: suse_SU-2018-3572-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/10/31

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-mod_nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-mod_nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:apache2-mod_nss-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30