FreeBSD : mozilla -- built-in CA certificates may be overridden (8d823883-0ca9-11d9-8a8a-000c41e2cdad)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 19024


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Under some situations, Mozilla will automatically import a certificate from an email message or website. This behavior can be used as a denial-of-service attack: if the certificate has a distinguished name (DN) identical to one of the built-in Certificate Authorities (CAs), then Mozilla will no longer be able to certify sites with certificates issued from that CA.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19024

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8d8238830ca911d98a8a000c41e2cdad.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-mozilla-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mozilla-gtk1, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 9/22/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/29/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0758

CERT: 160360