Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nss vulnerabilities (USN-3163-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96304

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled certain invalid Diffie-Hellman keys. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-5285)

Hubert Kario discovered that NSS incorrectly handled Diffie Hellman client key exchanges. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to perform a small subgroup confinement attack and recover private keys. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-8635)

Franziskus Kiefer discovered that NSS incorrectly mitigated certain timing side-channel attacks. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to recover private keys. (CVE-2016-9074)

This update refreshes the NSS package to version 3.26.2 which includes the latest CA certificate bundle.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected libnss3 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3163-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96304

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3163-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/01/05

Updated: 2019/09/18

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnss3, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5285, CVE-2016-8635, CVE-2016-9074

USN: 3163-1