Security Advisory Critical: nss security update

Advisory: RHSA-2014:1165-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2014-09-08
Last updated on: 2014-09-08
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 4)
CVEs ( CVE-2014-1544


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.

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


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 4)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 2d0844b9bfcf84299255bedc07dae7e7
SHA-256: 632962a75eb8b45b1ffd97a8d64d9f52c010325fcee6f79a3db66fddd870c7b2
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 9e3fcf0abb14eaadd8764099618bec7b
SHA-256: cc57db3c7671f7b1aaa6026988769f96a0a042da0a7f29150200f37312eee7f0
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: a6b767adc420dd6bb1f4e92e94531de0
SHA-256: c019674f806373f473016a6900ce99fcc8ae836888d26b292062fc63b3dec679
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 25d4c34451c984032fb851e44d3cf147
SHA-256: ab5c1059abf80d9a44619303d36d0a20f76ede84ee4623e8837f61eae55f9cd7
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 9e3fcf0abb14eaadd8764099618bec7b
SHA-256: cc57db3c7671f7b1aaa6026988769f96a0a042da0a7f29150200f37312eee7f0
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: dfc4b6eb26ca31456a835dce1ceb23e3
SHA-256: dae6acf184d1235afbd9f0f16999bec154cb3043a78f859e1d49dc25018d0867
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 18d83a7844509770a42189b7b4799633
SHA-256: 67f5a52cb52fc7b1d68ed6857450c91d367eca2211f9e60c67fdc6bd6de72b1f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 9543f45efc5fdfb31b0c12b53cf2b58f
SHA-256: 041be5bb784b5f41428942ea4f6692cdcca7f0475848e1ef2bed9e682278b212
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 9e3fcf0abb14eaadd8764099618bec7b
SHA-256: cc57db3c7671f7b1aaa6026988769f96a0a042da0a7f29150200f37312eee7f0
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 030afb77545f3a9947939225f8460499
SHA-256: 08ef2ef190f729e4134014be7d1aace1c26f603082f15339fd475eb9f4273520
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 9bd44e126af564f997ceda0fea14fea5
SHA-256: d1ad22a1a6fb6f9af894c4378776cb6c7e1fcac20f7d78b1bfaf3086cf4ecaac
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:1371
    MD5: 68d9bb2f1e3bf0831f375d3a5ae8e400
SHA-256: b0c8ed9e7b58c08354e086ddfbbf73f431da70e4c16c7d52f6710301847aedf6
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1116198 - CVE-2014-1544 nss: Race-condition in certificate verification can lead to Remote code execution (MFSA 2014-63)


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