RHEL 5 : nss (RHSA-2013:1841)
High Nessus Plugin ID 78989
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Long Life, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 and 5.9 Extended Update Support.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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.
A flaw was found in the way NSS handled invalid handshake packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause a TLS/SSL client using NSS to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2013-5605)
All NSS users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for the changes to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.