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

high Nessus Plugin ID 77959
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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: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 9/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568