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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5285: Security patch for nss-util,nss,nss-softokn (ALAS-2016-774)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2016-5285: Security patch for nss-util,nss,nss-softokn (ALAS-2016-774)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/16/2016
Modified
11/25/2019

Description

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From ALAS-2016-774:

CVE-2016-2834nss: Multiple security flaws (MFSA 2016-61) Multiple buffer handling flaws were found in the way NSS handled cryptographic data from the network. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash an application using NSS or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permission of the user running the application.

CVE-2016-8635nss: small-subgroups attack flaw It was found that Diffie Hellman Client key exchange handling in NSS was vulnerable to small subgroup confinement attack. An attacker could use this flaw to recover private keys by confining the client DH key to small subgroup of the desired group.

CVE-2016-5285nss: Missing NULL check in PK11_SignWithSymKey / ssl3_ComputeRecordMACConstantTime causes server crash A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way NSS handled invalid Diffie-Hellman keys. A remote client could use this flaw to crash a TLS/SSL server using NSS.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss-softokn
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss-util

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss-softokn
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-nss-util

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