Scientific Linux Security Update : nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x x86_64 (20170420)

high Nessus Plugin ID 99620
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected nss-util, nss-util-debuginfo and / or nss-util-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c4f16ba3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99620

File Name: sl_20170420_nss_util_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/24/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nss-util-devel, 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: 4/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5461