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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60895


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


A flaw was found in the way NSS matched SSL certificates when the certificates had a Common Name containing a wildcard and a partial IP address. NSS incorrectly accepted connections to IP addresses that fell within the SSL certificate's wildcard range as valid SSL connections, possibly allowing an attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack. (CVE-2010-3170)

After installing the update, applications using NSS must be restarted for the changes to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60895

File Name: sl_20101110_nss_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

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: 2010/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3170