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Security Advisory - Critical: nss security update - RH EL5

Offline TerryF

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Red Hat has released a security update for EL5 that will apply to
Koozali SME8.#, it has been rated as Critical

Update will be available from upstream as appropriate.

See here for full notice: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0371.html

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: nss security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2016:0371-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0371.html
Issue date:        2016-03-09
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-1950
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1. Summary:

Updated nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Critical security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

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)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Francis Gabriel as the original reporter.

All nss users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. For the update to take
effect, all applications linked to the nss library must be restarted, or
the system rebooted.
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