Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nss (MDVSA-2013:257)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70573


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


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in mozilla NSS :

Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.15.2 does not ensure that data structures are initialized before read operations, which allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors that trigger a decryption failure (CVE-2013-1739).

The updated mozilla NSS and NSPR packages have been upgraded to the latest versions where the CVE-2013-1739 flaw has been fixed in NSS.

The rootcerts packages have been upgraded providing the latest root CA certs from mozilla as of 2013/04/11.

The sqlite3 packages for mes5 have been upgraded to the 3.7.17 version to satisfy the requirements for a future upcoming Firefox 24 ESR advisory.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70573

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-257.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/24

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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:nss, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts-java, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1739

BID: 62966

MDVSA: 2013:257