===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Critical: nss security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2014:1165-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1165.html Issue date: 2014-09-08 CVE Names: CVE-2014-1544 ===================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated nss packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Life Cycle Support. 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 AS (v. 4 ELS) - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS) - 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. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities. A race condition was found in the way NSS verified certain certificates. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash an application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1544) Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as the original reporters. All NSS users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, applications using NSS must be restarted for this update to take effect. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 1116198 - CVE-2014-1544 nss: Race-condition in certificate verification can lead to Remote code execution (MFSA 2014-63) 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4 ELS): Source: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.src.rpm i386: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm ia64: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-3.12.10-7.el4.ia64.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.ia64.rpm nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4.ia64.rpm nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4.ia64.rpm x86_64: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4 ELS): Source: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.src.rpm i386: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm x86_64: nss-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.i386.rpm nss-debuginfo-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-devel-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm nss-tools-3.12.10-7.el4.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-1544.html https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical https://www.mozilla.org/security/announce/2014/mfsa2014-63.html 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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