CentOS 7 : nss / nss-softokn / nss-util (CESA-2014:1073)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77239
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Applications built with NSS can support SSLv3, TLS, and other security standards.

It was found that the implementation of Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) hostname matching in NSS did not follow the RFC 6125 recommendations. This could lead to certain invalid certificates with international characters to be accepted as valid.
(CVE-2014-1492)

In addition, the nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.16.2, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous versions. (BZ#1124659)

Users of NSS are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements. After installing this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected nss, nss-softokn and / or nss-util packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b8aca45a

http://www.nessus.org/u?490e7259

http://www.nessus.org/u?8e6c6427

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77239

File Name: centos_RHSA-2014-1073.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/19/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2014-1492

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nss-util-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1492

BID: 66356

RHSA: 2014:1073