USN-1540-1: NSS vulnerability
16 August 2012
NSS could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted certificate.
- nss - Network Security Service library
Kaspar Brand discovered a vulnerability in how the Network Security
Services (NSS) ASN.1 decoder handles zero length items. If the user were
tricked into opening a specially crafted certificate, an attacker could
possibly exploit this to cause a denial of service via application crash.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart any applications that
use NSS, such as Evolution, to make all the necessary changes.