USN-2087-1: NSPR vulnerability

23 January 2014

NSPR could be made to crash or run programs if it received a specially crafted certificate.



  • nspr - NetScape Portable Runtime Library


It was discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled certain malformed X.509
certificates. A remote attacker could use a crafted X.509 certificate to
cause NSPR to crash, leading to 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 13.10
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make
all the necessary changes.


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