Slackware Linux 15.0 / current mozilla-nss Vulnerability (SSA:2022-307-01)

high Nessus Plugin ID 166949


The remote Slackware Linux host is missing a security update to mozilla-nss.


The version of mozilla-nss installed on the remote host is prior to 3.84. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SSA:2022-307-01 advisory.

- A vulnerability found in nss. By this security vulnerability, nss client auth crash without a user certificate in the database and this can lead us to a segmentation fault or crash. (CVE-2022-3479)

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


Upgrade the affected mozilla-nss package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 166949

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2022-307-01.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 11/4/2022

Updated: 11/28/2022

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-3479


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:mozilla-nss, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:15.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-3479