Amazon Linux AMI : nss (ALAS-2017-911)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103824


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


Potential use-after-free in TLS 1.2 server when verifying client authentication :

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. (CVE-2017-7805)


Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103824

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-911.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/13

Modified: 2017/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:nss-tools, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7805

ALAS: 2017-911