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Overview

Id RHSA-2016:0371-01
Name Red Hat 2016:0371-01 RHSA Critical: nss security update for RHEL 5 x86_64
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Critical Critical
Language(s)
Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 09 Mar 2016 12:00:00

RHSA-2016:0371-01

Red Hat 2016:0371-01 RHSA Critical: nss security update for RHEL 5 x86_64

Vendor Name

red_hat

Product

None

Released On

09 Mar 2016 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0371.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
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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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 11:23:17