RHEL 5 : nss (RHSA-2013:1841)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78989


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


Updated 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78989

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1841.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.9

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5605

BID: 63738

OSVDB: 99746

RHSA: 2013:1841