Oracle Linux 4 / 5 / 6 : nspr / nss (ELSA-2011-1282)
High Nessus Plugin ID 68349
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:1282 :
Updated nss and nspr packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact.
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.
It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent HTTPS certificates. This update renders any HTTPS certificates signed by that CA as untrusted. This covers all uses of the certificates, including SSL, S/MIME, and code signing. (BZ#734316)
Note: This fix only applies to applications using the NSS Builtin Object Token. It does not render the certificates untrusted for applications that use the NSS library, but do not use the NSS Builtin Object Token.
These updated packages upgrade NSS to version 3.12.10 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. As well, they upgrade NSPR to version 4.8.8 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, as required by the NSS update.
The packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 include a backported patch.
All NSS and NSPR users should upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing the update, applications using NSS and NSPR must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected nspr and / or nss packages.