Oracle Linux 5 / 7 : nspr / nss (ELSA-2014-0916)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 76742


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0916 :

Updated nss and nspr packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 7.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Critical security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

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 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)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting CVE-2014-1544. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as the original reporters.

Users of NSS and NSPR are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing this update, applications using NSS or NSPR must be restarted for this update to take effect.


Update the affected nspr and / or nss packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 76742

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0916.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/24

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1544

BID: 68816

OSVDB: 109430

RHSA: 2014:0916