Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : nss vulnerability (USN-2452-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 80410


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain ASN.1 lengths.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to perform a data-smuggling attack.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected libnss3 and / or libnss3-1d packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80410

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2452-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/08

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3-1d, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1569

BID: 71675

OSVDB: 115397

USN: 2452-1