USN-2265-1: NSPR vulnerability
2 July 2014
NSPR could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.
- nspr - NetScape Portable Runtime Library
Abhishek Arya discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled certain console
functions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSPR to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. The
default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the
vulnerability to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all
the necessary changes.