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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870896
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for nss and nspr RHSA-2013:0214-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'nss and nspr'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'nss and nspr'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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)

In addition, the nss package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.13.6,
and the nspr 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#893371, BZ#893372)

All NSS and NSPR users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
correct these issues and add these enhancements. After installing the
update, applications using NSS and NSPR must be restarted for the changes
to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
nss and nspr on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
7.5

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

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