Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nspr on SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 64428


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


It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued two intermediate certificates to customers. These certificates could be used to launch man-in- the-middle attacks. This update renders those certificates as untrusted. This covers all uses of the certificates, including SSL, S/MIME, and code signing.

In addition, the nss package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.6, and the nspr package has been upgraded to upstream version 4.9.2. These updates provide a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous versions.

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64428

File Name: sl_20130131_nss_and_nspr_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/03

Modified: 2013/02/04

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: 2013/01/31