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

High Nessus Plugin ID 103595


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


Security Fix(es) :

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the TLS 1.2 implementation in the NSS library when client authentication was used. A malicious client could use this flaw to cause an application compiled against NSS to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permission of the user running the application.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103595

File Name: sl_20170929_nss_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/02

Modified: 2017/11/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7805