Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-2159-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73316

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled wildcard certificates when used with internationalized domain names. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to spoof SSL servers.

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Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2159-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73316

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2159-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/03

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1492

BID: 66356

USN: 2159-1