Amazon Linux AMI : nss / nss-util (ALAS-2017-825)
High Nessus Plugin ID 99713
SynopsisThe remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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.
Upstream acknowledges Ronald Crane as the original reporter.
SolutionRun 'yum update nss' to update your system.
Run 'yum update nss-util' to update your system.