GLSA-200610-06 : Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22892
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-06 (Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): RSA signature forgery)
Daniel Bleichenbacher discovered that it might be possible to forge signatures signed by RSA keys with the exponent of 3. This affects a number of RSA signature implementations, including Mozilla's NSS.
Since several Certificate Authorities (CAs) are using an exponent of 3 it might be possible for an attacker to create a key with a false CA signature. This impacts any software using the NSS library, like the Mozilla products Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/nss-3.11.3' Note: As usual after updating a library, you should run 'revdep-rebuild' (from the app-portage/gentoolkit package) to ensure that all applications linked to it are properly rebuilt.