Scientific Linux Security Update : nss on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (SLOTH)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87840
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA flaw was found in the way TLS 1.2 could use the MD5 hash function for signing ServerKeyExchange and Client Authentication packets during a TLS handshake. A man-in-the-middle attacker able to force a TLS connection to use the MD5 hash function could use this flaw to conduct collision attacks to impersonate a TLS server or an authenticated TLS client. (CVE-2015-7575)
For the update to take effect, all services linked to the NSS library must be restarted, or the system rebooted.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.