Oracle Linux 7 : nss / and / nspr (ELSA-2020-4076)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 141312

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2020-4076 advisory.

- When importing a curve25519 private key in PKCS#8format with leading 0x00 bytes, it is possible to trigger an out-of-bounds read in the Network Security Services (NSS) library. This could lead to information disclosure. This vulnerability affects Firefox ESR < 60.8, Firefox < 68, and Thunderbird < 60.8.
(CVE-2019-11719)

- A vulnerability exists where it possible to force Network Security Services (NSS) to sign CertificateVerify with PKCS#1 v1.5 signatures when those are the only ones advertised by server in CertificateRequest in TLS 1.3. PKCS#1 v1.5 signatures should not be used for TLS 1.3 messages. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 68. (CVE-2019-11727)

- Improper refcounting of soft token session objects could cause a use-after-free and crash (likely limited to a denial of service). This vulnerability affects Firefox < 71. (CVE-2019-11756)

- After a HelloRetryRequest has been sent, the client may negotiate a lower protocol that TLS 1.3, resulting in an invalid state transition in the TLS State Machine. If the client gets into this state, incoming Application Data records will be ignored. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 72. (CVE-2019-17023)

- When converting coordinates from projective to affine, the modular inversion was not performed in constant time, resulting in a possible timing-based side channel attack. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80 and Firefox for Android < 80. (CVE-2020-12400)

- During ECDSA signature generation, padding applied in the nonce designed to ensure constant-time scalar multiplication was removed, resulting in variable-time execution dependent on secret data. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 80 and Firefox for Android < 80. (CVE-2020-12401)

- During RSA key generation, bignum implementations used a variation of the Binary Extended Euclidean Algorithm which entailed significantly input-dependent flow. This allowed an attacker able to perform electromagnetic-based side channel attacks to record traces leading to the recovery of the secret primes.
*Note:* An unmodified Firefox browser does not generate RSA keys in normal operation and is not affected, but products built on top of it might. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 78. (CVE-2020-12402)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2020-4076.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 141312

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2020-4076.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/10/08

Updated: 2020/10/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17006

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-util-devel

Required KB Items: Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11719, CVE-2019-11727, CVE-2019-11756, CVE-2019-17006, CVE-2019-17023, CVE-2020-6829, CVE-2020-12400, CVE-2020-12401, CVE-2020-12402, CVE-2020-12403

BID: 109085, 109086