RHEL 4 : nss (RHSA-2014:1165)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Life Cycle Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

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.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as
the original reporters.

All NSS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for this update
to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1544.html
https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-63.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1165.html

Solution :

Update the affected nss, nss-devel and / or nss-tools packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79047 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68816

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1544

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