USN-2361-1: NSS vulnerability

24 September 2014

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

Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and others discovered that NSS incorrectly handled
parsing ASN.1 values. An attacker could use this issue to forge RSA
certificates.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 10.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. 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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