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Amazon Linux Local Check: ALAS-2015-569

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

7 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Insight

Insight

A flaw was found in the way the TLS protocol composes the Diffie-Hellman (DH) key exchange. A man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to force the use of weak 512 bit export-grade keys during the key exchange, allowing them do decrypt all traffic. (CVE-2015-4000 )Please note that this update forces the TLS/SSL client implementation in NSS to reject DH key sizes below 768 bits, which prevents sessions to be downgraded to export-grade keys. Future updates may raise this limit to 1024 bits.

Solution

Solution

Run yum update nss nss-util to update your system.

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