Scientific Linux Security Update : nss and nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20170420)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99577
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.