Amazon Linux AMI : nss (ALAS-2014-429) (POODLE)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78559

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VPR Score: 5.6

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the way SSL 3.0 handled padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. This flaw allows a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacker to decrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able to force a victim application to repeatedly send the same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections.

Solution

Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2014-429.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78559

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-429.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/10/20

Updated: 2019/11/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

ALAS: 2014-429