Mageia Linux Local Check: mgasa-2016-0114

Published: 2016-03-17 14:02:32
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

Technical Details:
Updated rootcerts and nss Linux Distribution Packages fix security vulnerability: A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. 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-2016-1950). This issue was supposed to have been fixed in MGASA-2016-0105, but Mozilla did not include the fix until the following nss releases.

Recommendations:
Update the affected Linux Distribution Packages to the latest available version.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Summary:
Mageia Linux Local Security Checks mgasa-2016-0114

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-1950

References:

https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2016-0114.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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