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USN-3028-1: NSPR vulnerability

11 July 2016

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

It was 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 16.04
Ubuntu 15.10
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3023-1: thunderbird-locale-nb-no, thunderbird-locale-es-es, thunderbird-locale-en-us, thunderbird-locale-br, thunderbird-mozsymbols, thunderbird-locale-zh-hant, thunderbird-locale-hsb, thunderbird-locale-hr, thunderbird-locale-sr, thunderbird-locale-zh-tw, thunderbird-dev, thunderbird-locale-ga-ie, thunderbird-locale-rm, thunderbird-locale-sv-se, thunderbird-locale-ga, thunderbird-locale-en, thunderbird-locale-hu, thunderbird-locale-ar, thunderbird-locale-dsb, thunderbird-locale-es-ar, thunderbird-locale-sk, thunderbird-locale-pt, thunderbird-gnome-support, thunderbird-locale-ta-lk, thunderbird-testsuite, thunderbird-locale-zh-cn, thunderbird-locale-sl, thunderbird-locale-it, thunderbird-locale-nn, thunderbird-locale-hy, thunderbird-locale-uk, thunderbird-locale-bn, thunderbird-locale-ja, thunderbird-locale-de, thunderbird-locale-id, thunderbird-locale-bg, thunderbird-locale-en-gb, thunderbird-locale-cy, thunderbird-locale-pl, thunderbird-locale-el, thunderbird-locale-ro, thunderbird-locale-cs, thunderbird-locale-fy-nl, thunderbird-globalmenu, thunderbird-locale-pt-br, thunderbird-locale-da, xul-ext-gdata-provider, thunderbird-locale-ka, thunderbird-locale-fy, thunderbird-locale-gd, thunderbird-locale-af, xul-ext-calendar-timezones, xul-ext-lightning, thunderbird-locale-nn-no, thunderbird-locale-ru, thunderbird-locale-is, thunderbird-locale-pt-pt, thunderbird-locale-ko, thunderbird-locale-pa, thunderbird-locale-es, thunderbird-locale-vi, thunderbird-locale-sq, thunderbird-locale-mk, thunderbird-locale-zh-hans, thunderbird-locale-sv, thunderbird-locale-eu, thunderbird-locale-bn-bd, thunderbird-locale-et, thunderbird-locale-he, thunderbird-locale-gl, thunderbird-locale-lt, thunderbird-locale-be, thunderbird-locale-nb, thunderbird-locale-tr, thunderbird-locale-ta, thunderbird, thunderbird-locale-ast, thunderbird-locale-fi, thunderbird-locale-pa-in, thunderbird-locale-nl, thunderbird-locale-si, thunderbird-locale-fr, thunderbird-locale-ca