Debian Security Advisory DSA 3688-1 (nss - security update)

Published: 2016-10-04 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
nss on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.26-1+debu8u1. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.23-1. We recommend that you upgrade your nss Linux Distribution Packages.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in NSS, the cryptography library developed by the Mozilla project. CVE-2015-4000 David Adrian et al. reported that it may be feasible to attack Diffie-Hellman-based cipher suites in certain circumstances, compromising the confidentiality and integrity of data encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS). CVE-2015-7181 CVE-2015-7182 CVE-2016-1950 Tyson Smith, David Keeler, and Francis Gabriel discovered heap-based buffer overflows in the ASN.1 DER parser, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. CVE-2015-7575 Karthikeyan Bhargavan discovered that TLS client implementation accepted MD5-based signatures for TLS 1.2 connections with forward secrecy, weakening the intended security strength of TLS connections. CVE-2016-1938 Hanno Boeck discovered that NSS miscomputed the result of integer division for certain inputs. This could weaken the cryptographic protections provided by NSS. However, NSS implements RSA-CRT leak hardening, so RSA private keys are not directly disclosed by this issue. CVE-2016-1978 Eric Rescorla discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the implementation of ECDH-based TLS handshakes, with unknown consequences. CVE-2016-1979 Tim Taubert discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in ASN.1 DER processing, with application-specific impact. CVE-2016-2834 Tyson Smith and Jed Davis discovered unspecified memory-safety bugs in NSS. In addition, the NSS library did not ignore environment variables in processes which underwent a SUID/SGID/AT_SECURE transition at process start. In certain system configurations, this allowed local users to escalate their privileges. This update contains further correctness and stability fixes without immediate security impact.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


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