Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.x < 7.0.23 NSS ASN.1 Decoder RCE (April 2016 CPU)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 90628


The remote web server is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the Oracle iPlanet Web Server (formerly known as Sun Java System Web Server) running on the remote host is 7.0.x prior to 7.0.23. It is, therefore, affected by a heap buffer overflow condition in the ASN.1 decoder in the Network Security Services (NSS) library. A remote attacker can exploit this, via crafted OCTET STRING data, to cause a denial of service or to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Oracle iPlanet Web Server version 7.0.23 or later as referenced in the April 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 90628

File Name: sun_java_web_server_7_0_23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2016/04/21

Modified: 2016/05/02

Dependencies: 85271

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:oracle:iplanet_web_server, cpe:/a:mozilla:network_security_services

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Oracle iPlanet Web Server

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7182

BID: 77416

OSVDB: 129798