Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201705-04

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

Affected Packages

dev-libs/nss on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.29.5
Unaffected versions >= 3.29.5

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.

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

Release Date
May 07, 2017

Latest Revision
May 07, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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