Scientific Linux Security Update : nss, nspr, and nss-util on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120717)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61365
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Synopsis

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

Description

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A flaw was found in the way the ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) decoder in NSS handled zero length items. This flaw could cause the decoder to incorrectly skip or replace certain items with a default value, or could cause an application to crash if, for example, it received a specially crafted OCSP (Online Certificate Status Protocol) response. (CVE-2012-0441)

The nspr package has been upgraded to upstream version 4.9.1, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

The nss-util package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.5, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

The nss package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.5, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

All NSS, NSPR, and nss-util users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues and add these enhancements. After installing this update, applications using NSS, NSPR, or nss-util must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?733f44b3

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61365

File Name: sl_20120717_nss__nspr__and_nss_util_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nspr-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-devel, 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: 7/17/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/5/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0441