Amazon Linux AMI : nss (ALAS-2012-108)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69598
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Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

A flaw was found in the way the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) decoder in NSS handled zero length items. This flaw could cause the decoder to incorrectly skip or replace certain items with a default value, or could cause an application to crash if, for example, it received a specially crafted OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) response. (CVE-2012-0441)

Solution

Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2012-108.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69598

File Name: ala_ALAS-2012-108.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/4/2013

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/25/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0441

ALAS: 2012-108

RHSA: 2012:1091