Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : nss vulnerability (USN-2361-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77853


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


Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and others discovered that NSS incorrectly handled parsing ASN.1 values. An attacker could use this issue to forge RSA certificates.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77853

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2361-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/25

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

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:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116

OSVDB: 112036

USN: 2361-1