USN-1540-2: NSS vulnerability
21 August 2012
NSS could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted certificate.
- nss - Network Security Service library
USN-1540-1 fixed vulnerabilities in NSS. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
Original advisory details:
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.