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Security Advisory - Moderate: nss security update - RH EL6

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL6 that will apply to
Koozali SME9, it has been rated as Moderate

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1185.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: nss security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2015:1185-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1185.html
Issue date:        2015-06-25
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-4000
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1. Summary:

Updated nss and nss-util packages that fix one security issue, several bugs
and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client Optional (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7) - ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 7) - ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 7) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 7) - x86_64

3. Description:

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support
cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server
applications.

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)

Note: 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.

The nss and nss-util packages have been upgraded to upstream versions
3.19.1. The upgraded versions provide a number of bug fixes and
enhancements over the previous versions.

Users of nss and nss-util are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these security flaws, bugs, and add these enhancements.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258
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