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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201705-04 ] Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Sun, 07 May 2017 20:43:13
Message-Id: 2ae5d2ac-0df3-72e3-5877-3e4658443b8a@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201705-04
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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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
========

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

Impact
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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?
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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@g.o 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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