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Updated jss packages that fix two bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Java Security Services (JSS) provides an interface between Java Virtual Machine and Network Security Services (NSS). It supports most of the security standards and encryption technologies supported by NSS including communication through SSL/TLS network protocols. JSS is primarily utilized by the Certificate Server as a part of the Identity Management System.
- Previously, the HASH_ALGORITHM constant was defined incorrectly. As a consequence, object identifiers (OIDs) for SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512 hash functions were incorrect. With this update, the underlying source code has been modified, and the mentioned OIDs are now correct.
- Prior to this update, the source code for JSS was missing a condition for validating the key strength for the RC4 software stream cipher. As a consequence, JSS did not validate the key strength properly. A patch has been applied to fix this bug, and JSS now performs key strength validation checks as expected.
- The Tomcat service has been updated to support the Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol version 1.1 (TLSv1.1) and the Transport Layer Security cryptographic protocol version 1.2 (TLSv1.2) using JSS.
Users of jss are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.