Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nss (MDVSA-2014:189)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77889


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in Mozilla NSS :

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, security researcher at Inria Paris in team Prosecco, reported an issue in Network Security Services (NSS) libraries affecting all versions. He discovered that NSS is vulnerable to a variant of a signature forgery attack previously published by Daniel Bleichenbacher. This is due to lenient parsing of ASN.1 values involved in a signature and could lead to the forging of RSA certificates (CVE-2014-1568).

The updated NSPR packages have been upgraded to the latest 4.10.7 version.

The updated NSS packages have been upgraded to the latest 3.17.1 version which is not vulnerable to this issue.

Additionally the rootcerts package has also been updated to the latest version as of 2014-08-05.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77889

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-189.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/26

Modified: 2014/10/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nspr4, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts-java, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116

MDVSA: 2014:189