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RHSA-2014:0917: nss and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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RHSA-2014:0917: nss and nspr security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/11/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/22/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to supportthe cross-platform development of security-enabled client and serverapplications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platformindependence 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 runningthat application. (CVE-2014-1544)A flaw was found in the way TLS False Start was implemented in NSS.An attacker could use this flaw to potentially return unencryptedinformation from the server. (CVE-2013-1740)A race condition was found in the way NSS implemented session tickethandling as specified by RFC 5077. An attacker could use this flaw to crashan application using NSS or, in rare cases, execute arbitrary code with theprivileges of the user running that application. (CVE-2014-1490)It was found that NSS accepted weak Diffie-Hellman Key exchange (DHKE)parameters. This could possibly lead to weak encryption being used incommunication between the client and the server. (CVE-2014-1491)An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in NSPR. A remote attacker couldpotentially use this flaw to crash an application using NSPR or, possibly,execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running thatapplication. This NSPR flaw was not exposed to web content in any shippedversion of Firefox. (CVE-2014-1545)It was found that the implementation of Internationalizing Domain Names inApplications (IDNA) hostname matching in NSS did not follow the RFC 6125recommendations. This could lead to certain invalid certificates withinternational characters to be accepted as valid. (CVE-2014-1492)Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting theCVE-2014-1544, CVE-2014-1490, CVE-2014-1491, and CVE-2014-1545 issues.Upstream acknowledges Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber as theoriginal reporters of CVE-2014-1544, Brian Smith as the original reporterof CVE-2014-1490, Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and Karthikeyan Bhargavan as theoriginal reporters of CVE-2014-1491, and Abhishek Arya as the originalreporter of CVE-2014-1545.In addition, the nss package has been upgraded to upstream version 3.16.1,and the nspr package has been upgraded to upstream version 4.10.6. Theseupdated packages provide a number of bug fixes and enhancements over theprevious versions. (BZ#1112136, BZ#1112135)Users of NSS and NSPR are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,which correct these issues and add these enhancements. After installingthis update, applications using NSS or NSPR must be restarted for thisupdate to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-nspr
  • redhat-upgrade-nspr-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-nspr-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-nss
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-pkcs11-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-sysinit
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-tools
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-util
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-util-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-nss-util-devel

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