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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.63624
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-740-1 (firefox)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-740-1 (firefox)
Description:The remote host is missing an update to firefox
announced via advisory USN-740-1.

Details follow:

The MD5 algorithm is known not to be collision resistant. This update
blacklists the proof of concept rogue certificate authority as discussed
in http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/.

Solution:
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
libnss3 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.15~
prepatch080614k-0ubuntu2

Ubuntu 7.10:
libnss3-0d 3.11.5-3ubuntu0.7.10.2

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
libnss3-0d 3.12.0.3-0ubuntu0.8.04.5
libnss3-1d 3.12.0.3-0ubuntu0.8.04.5

Ubuntu 8.10:
libnss3-1d 3.12.0.3-0ubuntu5.8.10.1

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart your session to
effect the necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-740-1
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-2761
Bugtraq: 20081230 MD5 Considered Harmful Today: Creating a rogue CA certificate (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/499685/100/0/threaded
http://blog.mozilla.com/security/2008/12/30/md5-weaknesses-could-lead-to-certificate-forgery/
http://blogs.technet.com/swi/archive/2008/12/30/information-regarding-md5-collisions-problem.aspx
http://www.doxpara.com/research/md5/md5_someday.pdf
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961509.mspx
http://www.phreedom.org/research/rogue-ca/
http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/SoftIntCodeSign/
http://www.win.tue.nl/hashclash/rogue-ca/
https://blogs.verisign.com/ssl-blog/2008/12/on_md5_vulnerabilities_and_mit.php
Cisco Security Advisory: 20090115 MD5 Hashes May Allow for Certificate Spoofing
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_response09186a0080a5d24a.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-February/msg00096.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0837
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0837.html
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2010:0838
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0838.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-740-1
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#836068
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/836068
BugTraq ID: 33065
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33065
http://securitytracker.com/id?1024697
http://secunia.com/advisories/33826
http://secunia.com/advisories/34281
http://secunia.com/advisories/42181
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4866
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