Amazon Linux AMI : nspr / nss-util,nss,jss (ALAS-2015-608)
High Nessus Plugin ID 86770
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionNetwork 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)
Note: Applications using NSPR's PL_ARENA_ALLOCATE, PR_ARENA_ALLOCATE, PL_ARENA_GROW, or PR_ARENA_GROW macros need to be rebuild against the fixed nspr packages to completely resolve the CVE-2015-7183 issue.
This erratum includes nss and nss-utils packages rebuilt against the fixed nspr version.
SolutionRun 'yum update nspr' to update your system.
Run 'yum update nss-util' to update your system.
Run 'yum update nss' to update your system.
Run 'yum update jss' to update your system.