USN-2159-1: NSS vulnerability

02 April 2014

NSS could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.



  • nss - Network Security Service library


It was discovered that NSS incorrectly handled wildcard certificates when
used with internationalized domain names. If a remote attacker were able to
perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to spoof
SSL servers.

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 any applications that
use NSS, such as Evolution and Chromium, to make all the necessary changes.


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