FreeBSD : NSS -- multiple vulnerabilities (c4292768-5273-4f17-a267-c5fe35125ce4)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89768


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Mozilla Foundation reports :

Security researcher Francis Gabriel reported a heap-based buffer overflow in the way the Network Security Services (NSS) libraries parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could create a specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, would cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user.

Mozilla developer Tim Taubert used the Address Sanitizer tool and software fuzzing to discover a use-after-free vulnerability while processing DER encoded keys in the Network Security Services (NSS) libraries. The vulnerability overwrites the freed memory with zeroes.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89768

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c429276852734f17a267c5fe35125ce4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/09

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-c6-nss, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-firefox, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-seamonkey, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:linux-thunderbird, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:nss, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/03/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1950, CVE-2016-1979