Oracle Linux 5 : nspr / nss (ELSA-2015-1980)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 86741
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1980 :

Updated nss and nspr packages that fix three security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical 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.

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A use-after-poison flaw and a heap-based buffer overflow flaw were found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use these flaws to cause NSS to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library. (CVE-2015-7181, CVE-2015-7182)

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in NSPR. An attacker could use this flaw to cause NSPR to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSPR library. (CVE-2015-7183)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith, David Keeler and Ryan Sleevi as the original reporter.

All nss and nspr users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected nspr and / or nss packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-November/005492.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 86741

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-1980.nasl

Version: 2.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/5/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nspr-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-pkcs11-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nss-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7181, CVE-2015-7182, CVE-2015-7183

RHSA: 2015:1980