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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for nss and nspr RHSA-2015:1980-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'nss and nspr'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
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
cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server
applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform
independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A use-after-poison flaw and a heap-based buffer overflow flaw were found in
the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use these
flaws to cause NSS to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library.
(CVE-2015-7181, CVE-2015-7182)

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in NSPR. An attacker could use this
flaw to cause NSPR to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running an application compiled against the NSPR library.

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith, David Keeler and Ryan Sleevi as the
original reporter.

All nss and nspr users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

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

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-7181
BugTraq ID: 77416
BugTraq ID: 91787
Debian Security Information: DSA-3393 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-3410 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-3688 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1980
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1981
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:1926 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:1978 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:1981 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:2081 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1942 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:2229 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:2245 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-7182
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-7183
BugTraq ID: 77415
Debian Security Information: DSA-3406 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2015 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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