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

high Nessus Plugin ID 96304
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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: High

ID: 96304

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3163-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/5/2017

Updated: 11/25/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/11/2018

Reference Information

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

USN: 3163-1