CentOS Update for nspr CESA-2013:0213 centos6

Published: 2013-02-04 04:24:47

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

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'nspr' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
nspr on CentOS 6

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support the cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities. It was found that a Certificate Authority (CA) mis-issued two intermediate certificates to customers. These certificates could be used to launch man-in-the-middle attacks. This update renders those certificates as untrusted. This covers all uses of the certificates, including SSL, S/MIME, and code signing. (BZ#890605) Note: This fix only applies to applications using the NSS Builtin Object Token. It does not render the certificates untrusted for applications that use the NSS library, but do not use the NSS Builtin Object Token. In addition, the nss Linux Distribution Package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.6, the nss-util Linux Distribution Package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.6, and the nspr Linux Distribution Package has been upgraded to upstream version 4.9.2. These updates provide a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous versions. (BZ#891663, BZ#891670, BZ#891661) Users of NSS, NSPR, and nss-util are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which fix these issues and add these enhancements. After installing this update, applications using NSS, NSPR, or nss-util must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

References:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2013-February/019220.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2013-02-04
Modified
2019-03-15
Category
CentOS Local Security Checks

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