openSUSE Security Update : apache2-mod_nss (openSUSE-SU-2014:0979-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77132


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


apache2-mod_nss is alternative yet not exclusive to mod_nss. This update introduces Server Name Indication support to mod_nss, which was not available previously. In addition to SNI, GCM ciphers have been added to the cipher list of mod_nss. A bug was corrected that prevented the entry of the certificate store passphrase if such a passphrase was set. Please note that the configuration presets were slightly changed so that the new ciphers are preferred (NSSCipherSuite directive), and the VirtualHost directive is now contained in /etc/apache2/vhosts.d/vhost-nss.templace (not used by apache because not named *.conf).


Update the affected apache2-mod_nss packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77132

File Name: openSUSE-2014-488.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/08/12

Modified: 2014/08/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-mod_nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-mod_nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:apache2-mod_nss-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/30