Oracle Linux 7 : mod_nss (ELSA-2016-2602)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94721
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2602 :
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected mod_nss package.