Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-1763-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65572

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Nadhem Alfardan and Kenny Paterson discovered that the TLS protocol as used in NSS was vulnerable to a timing side-channel attack known as the 'Lucky Thirteen' issue. A remote attacker could use this issue to perform plaintext-recovery attacks via analysis of timing data.

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

Solution

Update the affected libnss3 and / or libnss3-1d packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1763-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65572

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1763-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/15/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3-1d, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 3/14/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/8/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1620

USN: 1763-1