Amazon Linux AMI : nspr / nss-util,nss,nss-softokn (ALAS-2016-702)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91240

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way NSS handled DHE (DiffieHellman key exchange) and ECDHE (Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman key exchange) handshake messages. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted handshake message that, when parsed by an application linked against NSS, would cause that application to crash or, under certain special conditions, execute arbitrary code using the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2016-1978)

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way NSS processed certain DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules) encoded cryptographic keys. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted DER encoded certificate which, when parsed by an application compiled against the NSS library, could cause that application to crash, or execute arbitrary code using the permissions of the user running the application. (CVE-2016-1979)

Solution

Run 'yum update nspr' to update your system.

Run 'yum update nss-util' to update your system.

Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.

Run 'yum update nss-softokn' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2016-702.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91240

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-702.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/19

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:amazon:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nspr-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-softokn-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-util-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1978, CVE-2016-1979

ALAS: 2016-702