Scientific Linux Security Update : nss on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 77957


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


A flaw was found in the way NSS parsed ASN.1 (Abstract Syntax Notation One) input from certain RSA signatures. A remote attacker could use this flaw to forge RSA certificates by providing a specially crafted signature to an application using NSS. (CVE-2014-1568)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77957

File Name: sl_20140926_nss_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/29

Modified: 2014/10/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 2014/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568