Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nss (MDVSA-2014:252)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80041

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated nss packages fix security vulnerabilities :

In the QuickDER decoder in NSS before 3.17.3, ASN.1 DER decoding of lengths is too permissive, allowing undetected smuggling of arbitrary data (CVE-2014-1569).

This update adds support for the TLS Fallback Signaling Cipher Suite Value (TLS_FALLBACK_SCSV) in NSS, 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, mitigating CVE-2014-3566, also known as POODLE. SSL 3.0 support has also been disabled by default in this Firefox and Thunderbird update, further mitigating POODLE.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0507.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?6d78ddde

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80041

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-252.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/16

Updated: 2019/08/02

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:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64nss3, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nss-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:rootcerts-java, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1569

MDVSA: 2014:252