Ubuntu 2159-1: NSS vulnerability

    Date02 Apr 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NSS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2159-1
    April 02, 2014
    
    nss vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 13.10
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    NSS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.
    
    Software Description:
    - nss: Network Security Service library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled wildcard certificates when
    used with internationalized domain names. If a remote attacker were able to
    perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to spoof
    SSL servers.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 13.10:
      libnss3                         2:3.15.4-0ubuntu0.13.10.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      libnss3                         3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libnss3-1d                      3.15.4-0ubuntu0.10.04.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
    use NSS, such as Evolution and Chromium, to make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2159-1
      CVE-2014-1492
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.15.4-0ubuntu0.13.10.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.10.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.15.4-0ubuntu0.10.04.2
    
    
    
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