Scientific Linux Security Update : nss on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140926)

high Nessus Plugin ID 77957
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?114eaf2f

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77957

File Name: sl_20140926_nss_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-softokn, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-softokn-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-sysinit, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-devel, 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: 9/26/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1568