ALAS-2015-608


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2015-608
Advisory Release Date: 2015-11-04 22:49 Pacific
Severity: Critical

Issue Overview:

Network Security Services (NSS) is a set of libraries designed to support cross-platform development of security-enabled client and server applications. Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) provides platform independence for non-GUI operating system facilities.

A use-after-poison flaw and a heap-based buffer overflow flaw were found in the way NSS parsed certain ASN.1 structures. An attacker could use these flaws to cause NSS to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSS library. (CVE-2015-7181 , CVE-2015-7182 )

A heap-based buffer overflow was found in NSPR. An attacker could use this flaw to cause NSPR to crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running an application compiled against the NSPR library. (CVE-2015-7183 )

Note: Applications using NSPR's PL_ARENA_ALLOCATE, PR_ARENA_ALLOCATE, PL_ARENA_GROW, or PR_ARENA_GROW macros need to be rebuild against the fixed nspr packages to completely resolve the CVE-2015-7183 issue. This erratum includes nss and nss-utils packages rebuilt against the fixed nspr version.


Affected Packages:

nspr,nss-util,nss,jss


Issue Correction:
Run yum update nspr to update your system.
Run yum update nss-util to update your system.
Run yum update nss to update your system.
Run yum update jss to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    nspr-debuginfo-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.i686
    nspr-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.i686
    nspr-devel-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.i686
    nss-util-debuginfo-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.i686
    nss-util-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.i686
    nss-util-devel-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.i686
    nss-tools-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    nss-debuginfo-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    nss-sysinit-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    nss-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    nss-pkcs11-devel-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    nss-devel-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.i686
    jss-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.i686
    jss-javadoc-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.i686
    jss-debuginfo-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.i686

src:
    nspr-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.src
    nss-util-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.src
    nss-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.src
    jss-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    nspr-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.x86_64
    nspr-debuginfo-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.x86_64
    nspr-devel-4.10.8-2.35.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-util-devel-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-util-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-util-debuginfo-3.19.1-4.47.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-debuginfo-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-sysinit-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-tools-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-devel-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    nss-pkcs11-devel-3.19.1-7.74.amzn1.x86_64
    jss-debuginfo-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.x86_64
    jss-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.x86_64
    jss-javadoc-4.2.6-35.17.amzn1.x86_64