AlmaLinux 8 : nss (ALSA-2024:0786)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 190515


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2024:0786 advisory.

- Multiple NSS NIST curves were susceptible to a side-channel attack known as Minerva. This attack could potentially allow an attacker to recover the private key. This vulnerability affects Firefox < 121.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 190515

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-0786.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 2/14/2024

Updated: 2/14/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 2.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-6135


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:nss-util-devel, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::powertools, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:8::supplementary

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/18/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-6135

CWE: 200