Debian DSA-3033-1 : nss - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 77880
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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud from Inria discovered an issue in the way NSS (the Mozilla Network Security Service library) was parsing ASN.1 data used in signatures, making it vulnerable to a signature forgery attack.

An attacker could craft ASN.1 data to forge RSA certificates with a valid certification chain to a trusted CA.

Solution

Upgrade the nss packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u2.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/nss

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3033

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77880

File Name: debian_DSA-3033.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/26/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nss, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116