Oracle Linux 5 : nspr / nss (ELSA-2013-0214)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0214 :

Updated nss and nspr packages that fix one security issue, various
bugs, and add enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to
support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and
server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides
platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

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. (BZ#890605)

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. (BZ#893371, BZ#893372)

All NSS and NSPR users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues and add these enhancements. After installing the
update, applications using NSS and NSPR must be restarted for the
changes to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-February/003238.html

Solution :

Update the affected nspr and / or nss packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 68718 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57258

CVE ID: