Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 99577


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


The nss-util packages provide utilities for use with the Network Security Services (NSS) libraries.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
nss (3.28.4), nss-util (3.28.4).

Security Fix(es) :

- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way NSS performed certain Base64-decoding operations. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate which, when parsed by NSS, could cause it to crash or execute arbitrary code, using the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library. (CVE-2017-5461)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99577

File Name: sl_20170420_nss_and_nss_util_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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: 2017/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5461