Amazon Linux AMI : nss-util (ALAS-2014-422)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78365

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

A flaw was found in the way NSS parsed ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) input from certain RSA signatures. A remote attacker could use this flaw to forge RSA certificates by providing a specially crafted signature to an application using NSS.

Solution

Run 'yum update nss-util' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-422.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78365

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-422.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/12

Updated: 2018/04/18

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:amazon:linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-util-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

ALAS: 2014-422