Ubuntu 2924-1: NSS vulnerability

    Date09 Mar 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NSS could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2924-1
    March 09, 2016
    
    nss vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    NSS could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted
    input.
    
    Software Description:
    - nss: Network Security Service library
    
    Details:
    
    Francis Gabriel discovered that NSS incorrectly handled decoding certain
    ASN.1 data. An remote 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 15.10:
      libnss3                         2:3.21-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         2:3.21-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libnss3                         2:3.21-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
    
    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-2924-1
      CVE-2016-1950
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.21-0ubuntu0.15.10.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.21-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nss/2:3.21-0ubuntu0.12.04.3
    
    
    
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