Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_nss on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way mod_nss handled the NSSVerifyClient
setting for the per-directory context. When configured to not require
a client certificate for the initial connection and only require it
for a specific directory, mod_nss failed to enforce this requirement
and allowed a client to access the directory when no valid client
certificate was provided. (CVE-2013-4566)

The httpd service must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?28bf36c3

Solution :

Update the affected mod_nss and / or mod_nss-debuginfo packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71304 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4566