Debian DSA-3071-1 : nss - security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 79190

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

In nss, a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications, Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered a use-after-free vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by triggering the improper removal of an NSSCertificate structure from a trust domain.

Solution

Upgrade the nss packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u3.

For the upcoming stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.16.3-1.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/nss

https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3071

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 79190

File Name: debian_DSA-3071.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/12

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nss, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544

BID: 68816

DSA: 3071