Ubuntu 2343-1: NSS vulnerability

    Date09 Sep 2014
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NSS could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted certificate.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2343-1
    September 09, 2014
    nss vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    NSS could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a
    specially crafted certificate.
    Software Description:
    - nss: Network Security Service library
    Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered that NSS contained a race
    condition when performing certificate validation. An attacker could use
    this issue to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
    possibly execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7.1
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libnss3-1d                      3.15.4-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
    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.
    Package Information:
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