openSUSE Security Update : nss-201112 (openSUSE-SU-2012:0030-1) (BEAST)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75685


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The Mozilla NSS libraries were updated to version 3.13.1 to fix various bugs and security problems.

Following security issues were fixed :

- SSL 2.0 is disabled by default

- A defense against the SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 CBC chosen plaintext attack demonstrated by Rizzo and Duong (CVE-2011-3389) is enabled by default. Set the SSL_CBC_RANDOM_IV SSL option to PR_FALSE to disable it.

- SHA-224 is supported

- NSS_NoDB_Init does not try to open /pkcs11.txt and /secmod.db anymore (bmo#641052, bnc#726096) (CVE-2011-3640)

Also following bugs were fixed :

- fix spec file syntax for qemu-workaround

- Added a patch to fix errors in the pkcs11n.h header file. (bmo#702090)

- better SHA-224 support (bmo#647706)

- SHA-224 is supported

- Added PORT_ErrorToString and PORT_ErrorToName to return the error message and symbolic name of an NSS error code

- Added NSS_GetVersion to return the NSS version string

- Added experimental support of RSA-PSS to the softoken only


Update the affected nss-201112 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75685

File Name: suse_11_3_nss-201112-111220.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2015/10/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libfreebl3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libsoftokn3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-certs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-sysinit-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:mozilla-nss-tools, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3389, CVE-2011-3640