Mozilla Network Security Service (NSS): Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-46

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in NSS, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to obtain access to private key information.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/nss on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.28
Unaffected versions >= 3.28

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 and technical papers referenced below for details.

Impact

Remote attackers could conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, obtain access to private key information, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-3.28"
 

References

Release Date
January 19, 2017

Latest Revision
January 19, 2017: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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