openSUSE 10 Security Update : mozilla-nss (mozilla-nss-2071)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27352


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A security problem in the SSL handling of the NSS libraries was found :

If an RSA key with exponent 3 is used it may be possible to forge a PKCS verify the certificate if they are not checking for excess data in the RSA exponentiation result of the signature.

This bug is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2006-4340 and CVE-2006-4341.


Update the affected mozilla-nss packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27352

File Name: suse_mozilla-nss-2071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4340

CWE: 20