Ubuntu 2361-1: NSS vulnerability

    Date24 Sep 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2361-1
    September 24, 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:
    
    Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to
    be exposed when accessing the Internet.
    
    Software Description:
    - nss: Network Security Service library
    
    Details:
    
    Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and others discovered that NSS incorrectly handled
    parsing ASN.1 values. An attacker could use this issue to forge RSA
    certificates.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         2:3.17.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         3.17.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      libnss3-1d                      3.17.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
    
    This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
    fixes. 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-2361-1
      CVE-2014-1568
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.17.1-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.17.1-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/3.17.1-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
    
    
    
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