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

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain
certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an
application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1544)

After installing this update, applications using NSS or NSPR must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e43abd8c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76701 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1544

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now