Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The nss-util packages provide utilities for use with the Network
Security Services (NSS) libraries.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
nss (3.28.4), nss-util (3.28.4).

Security Fix(es) :

- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way NSS
performed certain Base64-decoding operations. An
attacker could use this flaw to create a specially
crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could
cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code, using the
permissions of the user running an application compiled
against the NSS library. (CVE-2017-5461)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ef98a059

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99577 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5461

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