Ubuntu 3028-1: NSPR vulnerability

    Date11 Jul 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NSPR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3028-1
    July 11, 2016
    
    nspr vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    NSPR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
    crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - nspr: NetScape Portable Runtime Library
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled memory allocation. A remote
    attacker could use this issue to cause NSPR 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 16.04 LTS:
      libnspr4                        2:4.12-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      libnspr4                        2:4.12-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libnspr4                        2:4.12-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libnspr4                        4.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
    the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3028-1
      CVE-2016-1951
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nspr/2:4.12-0ubuntu0.16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nspr/2:4.12-0ubuntu0.15.10.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nspr/2:4.12-0ubuntu0.14.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nspr/4.12-0ubuntu0.12.04.1
    
    
    
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