Debian DLA-89-1 : nss security update

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 82234

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/11/msg00008.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/nss

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 82234

File Name: debian_DLA-89.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-1d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-1d-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-tools, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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: 2014/11/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544

BID: 68816