Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nspr on SL5.x i386/x86_64 (20140722)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76701

Synopsis

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

Description

A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1544)

After installing this update, applications using NSS or NSPR must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6a951a47

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76701

File Name: sl_20140722_nss_and_nspr_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/23

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

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

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-tools, 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: 2014/07/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544