Ubuntu 2343-1: NSS vulnerability

    Date09 Sep 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NSS could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted certificate.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2343-1
    September 09, 2014
    
    nss vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    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
    
    Details:
    
    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.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2343-1
      CVE-2014-1544
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.15.4-1ubuntu7.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.15.4-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.15.4-0ubuntu0.10.04.3
    
    
    
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