Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nspr on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued two
intermediate certificates to customers. These certificates could be
used to launch man-in- the-middle attacks. This update renders those
certificates as untrusted. This covers all uses of the certificates,
including SSL, S/MIME, and code signing.

In addition, the nss package has been upgraded to upstream version
3.13.6, and the nspr package has been upgraded to upstream version
4.9.2. These updates provide a number of bug fixes and enhancements
over the previous versions.

After installing the update, applications using NSS and NSPR must be
restarted for the changes to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?71fd6886

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64428 ()

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