Debian Security Advisory
DLA-507-1 nss -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 07 Jun 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-4000.
- More information:
A vulnerability has been found in nss.
With TLS protocol 1.2 and earlier, when a DHE_EXPORT ciphersuite is enabled on a server but not on a client, does not properly convey a DHE_EXPORT choice, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to conduct cipher-downgrade attacks by rewriting a ClientHello with DHE replaced by DHE_EXPORT and then rewriting a ServerHello with DHE_EXPORT replaced by DHE, aka the
The solution in nss was to not accept bit lengths less than 1024. This may potentially be a backwards incompatibility issue but such low bit lengths should not be in use so it was deemed acceptable.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2:3.14.5-1+deb7u7.
We recommend that you upgrade your nss packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS