Amazon Linux AMI : nss (ALAS-2014-424)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78367
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VPR Score: 5.8

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' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-424.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78367

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-424.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/12/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:o:amazon:linux:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss-debuginfo:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss-sysinit:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:amazon:linux:nss-tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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

Exploit Available: undefined

Patch Publication Date: 10/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568