RHEL 6 / 7 : nss-softokn (RHSA-2015:1699)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated nss-softokn packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
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 cross-platform development of security-enabled client and
server applications.

A flaw was found in the way NSS verified certain ECDSA (Elliptic Curve
Digital Signature Algorithm) signatures. Under certain conditions, an
attacker could use this flaw to conduct signature forgery attacks.
(CVE-2015-2730)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this
issue. Upstream acknowledges Watson Ladd as the original reporter of
this issue.

All nss-softokn users are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-2730.html
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2015-64/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1699.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85969 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2730

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