Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nss (MDVSA-2010:069)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45449


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in nss :

The TLS protocol, and the SSL protocol 3.0 and possibly earlier, as used in Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, mod_ssl in the Apache HTTP Server 2.2.14 and earlier, OpenSSL before 0.9.8l, GnuTLS 2.8.5 and earlier, Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) 3.12.4 and earlier, and other products, does not properly associate renegotiation handshakes with an existing connection, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to insert data into HTTPS sessions, and possibly other types of sessions protected by TLS or SSL, by sending an unauthenticated request that is processed retroactively by a server in a post-renegotiation context, related to a plaintext injection attack, aka the Project Mogul issue (CVE-2009-3555).

Additionally the NSPR package has been upgraded to 4.8.4 that brings numerous upstream fixes.

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers.

This update provides the latest versions of NSS and NSPR libraries and for which NSS is not vulnerable to this attack.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 45449

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-069.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/04/09

Modified: 2013/11/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnspr4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnss-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/04/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555

BID: 36935

MDVSA: 2010:069

CWE: 310