Scientific Linux Security Update : mod_nss on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95848


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


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

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 :


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95848

File Name: sl_20161103_mod_nss_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3099