Fedora 16 : firefox-9.0-3.fc16 / nss-3.13.1-9.fc16 / nss-softokn-3.13.1-14.fc16 / etc (2011-17400)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57389


The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


The latest version of Firefox and Thunderbird have the following changes :

- Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance

- Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript

- Added support for font-stretch

- Improved support for text-overflow

- Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS

- Fixed several stability issues

- Fixed several security issues

Update nss to 3.13.1

You can find the new features and bug fixes in NSS 3.13 and 3.13.1 with these Bugzilla queries :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?list_id=1496878&resolution=FI XED&classification=Components&query_format=advanced&target_milestone=3 .13&product=NSS


https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?list_id=1496878&resolution=FI XED&classification=Components&query_format=advanced&target_milestone=3 .13.1&product=NSS

Notable changes include :

1. SSL 2.0 is disabled by default.

2. A defense against the SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 CBC chosen plaintext attack demonstrated by Rizzo and Duong (CVE-2011-3389) is enabled by default. Set the SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV SSL option to PR_FALSE to disable it.

3. SHA-224 is supported.

4. Added PORT_ErrorToString and PORT_ErrorToName to return the error message and symbolic name of an NSS error code.

5. Added NSS_GetVersion to return the NSS version string.

6. Added experimental support of RSA-PSS to the softoken only (contributed by Hanno Bock, http://rsapss.hboeck.de/).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also











Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57389

File Name: fedora_2011-17400.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/23

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:firefox, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nss, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:thunderbird-lightning, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xulrunner, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/23

Reference Information

BID: 51133, 51134, 51135, 51136, 51137, 51138, 51139

FEDORA: 2011-17400