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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-04
Posted May 8, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NSS, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 3.29.5 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2017-5461, CVE-2017-5462
MD5 | d021eeab99ff8ed32b762f2598987515

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201705-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple
vulnerabilities
Date: May 07, 2017
Bugs: #616032, #616036
ID: 201705-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NSS, the worst of which may
allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

The Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS) is a library implementing
security features like SSL v.2/v.3, TLS, PKCS #5, PKCS #7, PKCS #11,
PKCS #12, S/MIME and X.509 certificates.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/nss < 3.29.5 >= 3.29.5

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in NSS. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or view
sensitive information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All NSS users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/nss-3.29.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-5461
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-5461
[ 2 ] CVE-2017-5462
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-5462

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201705-04

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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