Amazon Linux AMI : nss (ALAS-2014-274)

High Nessus Plugin ID 72292

Synopsis

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

Description

It was found that a subordinate Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued an intermediate certificate, which could be used to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks. This update renders that particular intermediate certificate as untrusted.

Solution

Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-274.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72292

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-274.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/05

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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: 2014/01/14

Reference Information

ALAS: 2014-274

RHSA: 2013:1861