SuSE 11.3 Security Update : mozilla-nss (SAT Patch Number 9777)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77959

Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Mozilla NSS was updated to version 3.16.5 to fix a RSA certificate forgery issue.

- 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. (MFSA 2014-73 / CVE-2014-1568)

The Advanced Threat Research team at Intel Security also independently discovered and reported this issue.

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 9777.

See Also

http://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-73.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=897890

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-1568.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77959

File Name: suse_11_libfreebl3-140925.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/29

Updated: 2014/10/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libfreebl3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libfreebl3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libsoftokn3, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libsoftokn3-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:mozilla-nss-tools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568