RHEL 5 : pki (RHSA-2012:1550)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78943


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated pki-common and pki-tps packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Certificate System 8.1.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

Red Hat Certificate System (RHCS) is an enterprise software system designed to manage enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) deployments.

Multiple cross-site scripting flaws were discovered in the Red Hat Certificate System. An attacker could use these flaws to perform a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack against victims using Certificate System's web interface. (CVE-2012-4543)

Multiple denial of service flaws were found in the Red Hat Certificate System token processing. A Certificate System user could use these flaws to crash the Apache httpd web server child process, possibly interrupting the processing of other users' requests. (CVE-2012-4555, CVE-2012-4556)

Red Hat would like to thank Patrick Raspante and Ryan Millay of GDC4S for reporting the CVE-2012-4555 and CVE-2012-4556 issues.

All users of Red Hat Certificate System are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues. After installing this update, all Red Hat Certificate System subsystems must be restarted ('/etc/init.d /[instance-name] restart') for the update to take effect.


Update the affected pki-common, pki-common-javadoc and / or pki-tps packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78943

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1550.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-common-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pki-tps, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4543, CVE-2012-4555, CVE-2012-4556

RHSA: 2012:1550