nss security update

2015-09-01T15:35:07
ID CESA-2015:1699
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2015-09-01T23:36:20

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2015:1699

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications.

A flaw was found in the way NSS verified certain ECDSA (Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm) signatures. Under certain conditions, an attacker could use this flaw to conduct signature forgery attacks. (CVE-2015-2730)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Watson Ladd as the original reporter of this issue.

All nss-softokn users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-September/021357.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-September/021362.html

Affected packages: nss-softokn nss-softokn-devel nss-softokn-freebl nss-softokn-freebl-devel

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1699.html