Scientific Linux Security Update : nss-util on SL6.x, SL7.x x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 99620
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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 nss-util, nss-util-debuginfo and / or nss-util-devel packages.