Debian DLA-759-1 : nss security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96094

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Franziskus Kiefer reported that the existing mitigations for some timing side-channel attacks were insufficient:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-90/#CVE-201 6-9074

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.26-1+debu7u2.

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/2016/12/msg00034.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/nss

http://www.nessus.org/u?cacd4be1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96094

File Name: debian_DLA-759.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/27

Updated: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-1d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libnss3-tools, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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: 2016/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9074