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USN-2790-1: NSPR vulnerability

4 November 2015

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

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Releases

Packages

  • nspr - NetScape Portable Runtime Library

Details

Ryan Sleevi discovered that NSPR incorrectly handled memory allocation. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSPR to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

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