GLSA-201705-04 : Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100018


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201705-04 (Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in NSS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or view sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/nss-3.29.5'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100018

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201705-04.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 5/8/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nss, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 5/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5462

GLSA: 201705-04