Google Chrome < 37.0.2062.124 RSA Signature Forgery in NSS

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 8410


The remote host has a web browser installed that is vulnerable to a critical issue via the Network Security Services (NSS) library.


Versions of Google Chrome prior to 37.0.2062.124 utilize a vulnerable version of the Network Security Services library for cryptographic functionality. The issue lies in the incorrect check of signature padding, leading to potential signature forgery that can be leveraged for man-in-the-middle attacks over SSL.


Update the Chrome browser to 37.0.2062.124 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 8410

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2014/10/06

Updated: 2019/03/06

Nessus ID: 77862

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:google:chrome

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568

BID: 70116

IAVA: 2016-A-0293