RHEL 6 / 7 : nss-softokn (RHSA-2015:1699)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85969


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


Updated nss-softokn packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate 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 cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications.

A flaw was found in the way NSS verified certain ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) signatures. Under certain conditions, an attacker could use this flaw to conduct signature forgery attacks.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Watson Ladd as the original reporter of this issue.

All nss-softokn users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85969

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1699.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/17

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-freebl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nss-softokn-freebl-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1

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: 2015/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2730

OSVDB: 124092

RHSA: 2015:1699