Oracle Linux 5 / 6 / 7 : nss / nss-softokn / nss-util (ELSA-2014-1948) (POODLE)

low Nessus Plugin ID 79681
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:1948 :

Updated nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn packages that contain a patch to mitigate the CVE-2014-3566 issue, fix a number of bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

This update adds support for the TLS Fallback Signaling Cipher Suite Value (TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV), which can be used to prevent protocol downgrade attacks against applications which re-connect using a lower SSL/TLS protocol version when the initial connection indicating the highest supported protocol version fails.

This can prevent a forceful downgrade of the communication to SSL 3.0.
The SSL 3.0 protocol was found to be vulnerable to the padding oracle attack when using block cipher suites in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. This issue is identified as CVE-2014-3566, and also known under the alias POODLE. This SSL 3.0 protocol flaw will not be addressed in a future update; it is recommended that users configure their applications to require at least TLS protocol version 1.0 for secure communication.

For additional information about this flaw, see the Knowledgebase article at https://access.redhat.com/articles/1232123

The nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn packages have been upgraded to upstream version 3.16.2.3, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version, and adds the support for Mozilla Firefox 31.3. (BZ#1158159, BZ#1165003, BZ#1165525)

Users of nss, nss-util, and nss-softokn are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to mitigate the CVE-2014-3566 issue, fix these bugs, and add these enhancements.
After installing this update, applications using NSS or NSPR must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected nss, nss-softokn and / or nss-util packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004676.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004677.html

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-December/004678.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 79681

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-1948.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.4

Temporal Score: 3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-util-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/3/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/15/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3566

BID: 70574

RHSA: 2014:1948