USN-2343-1: NSS vulnerability
09 September 2014
NSS could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed a specially crafted certificate.
- nss - Network Security Service library
Tyson Smith and Jesse Schwartzentruber discovered that NSS contained a race
condition when performing certificate validation. An attacker could use
this issue to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.