Debian DLA-62-1 : nss security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 82207
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAntoine Delignat-Lavaud from Inria discovered an issue in the way NSS (the Mozilla Network Security Service library) was parsing ASN.1 data used in signatures, making it vulnerable to a signature forgery attack.
An attacker could craft ASN.1 data to forge RSA certificates with a valid certification chain to a trusted CA.
This update fixes this issue for the NSS libraries.
Note that iceweasel, which is also affected by CVE-2014-1568, however has reached end-of-life in Squeeze(-LTS) and thus has not been fixed.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.