Amazon Linux AMI : nspr (ALAS-2013-216)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70220

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that NSS leaked timing information when decrypting TLS/SSL and DTLS protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL or DTLS server as a padding oracle. (CVE-2013-1620)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way NSS decoded certain certificates. If an application using NSS decoded a malformed certificate, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2013-0791)

Solution

Run 'yum update nspr' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2013-216.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70220

File Name: ala_ALAS-2013-216.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/01

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nspr-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nspr-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0791, CVE-2013-1620

ALAS: 2013-216

RHSA: 2013:1144