RHEL 8 : nss (RHSA-2023:1369)

high Nessus Plugin ID 173303

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for nss.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2023:1369 advisory.

- An attacker could construct a PKCS 12 cert bundle in such a way that could allow for arbitrary memory writes via PKCS 12 Safe Bag attributes being mishandled. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 110, Thunderbird < 102.8, and Firefox ESR < 102.8. (CVE-2023-0767)

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 RHEL nss package based on the guidance in RHSA-2023:1369.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-0767

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:1369

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 173303

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2023-1369.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/23/2023

Updated: 1/26/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-0767

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_aus:8.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_e4s:8.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_eus:8.6, cpe:/o:redhat:rhel_tus:8.6, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-util-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-0767

CWE: 119

RHSA: 2023:1369