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USN-2924-1: NSS vulnerability

9 March 2016

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

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Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Francis Gabriel discovered that NSS incorrectly handled decoding certain
ASN.1 data. An remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSS 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 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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.

References

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