Debian DLA-427-1 : nss security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88938

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VPR Score: 2.5

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

The s_mp_div function in Mozilla Network Security Services (NSS) before 3.21, improperly divides numbers, which might make it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by leveraging use of the (1) mp_div or (2) mp_exptmod function.

For the oldoldstable distribution (squeeze), these problem has been fixed in version 3.12.8-1+squeeze14.

We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.

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/2016/02/msg00019.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88938

File Name: debian_DLA-427.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/25

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 2.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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: 2016/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1938