RHEL 7 : mod_nss (RHSA-2016:2602)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94565


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


An update for mod_nss is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The mod_nss module provides strong cryptography for the Apache HTTP Server via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols, using the Network Security Services (NSS) security library.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
mod_nss (1.0.14). (BZ#1299063)

Security Fix(es) :

* A flaw was found in the way mod_nss parsed certain OpenSSL-style cipher strings. As a result, mod_nss could potentially use ciphers that were not intended to be enabled. (CVE-2016-3099)

This issue was discovered by Rob Crittenden (Red Hat).

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected mod_nss and / or mod_nss-debuginfo packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94565

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2602.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/04

Modified: 2018/01/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:mod_nss-debuginfo, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3099

OSVDB: 137597

RHSA: 2016:2602