USN-1687-1: NSS vulnerability

14 January 2013

Fraudulent security certificates could allow sensitive information to be exposed when accessing the Internet.

Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Two intermediate CA certificates were mis-issued by the TURKTRUST
certificate authority. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to view sensitive
information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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

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