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USN-3029-1: NSS vulnerability

11 July 2016

NSS could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted network traffic.

Releases

Packages

  • nss - Network Security Service library

Details

Tyson Smith and Jed Davis discovered that NSS incorrectly handled memory. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause NSS to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

This update refreshes the NSS package to version 3.23 which includes
the latest CA certificate bundle. As a security improvement, this update
also modifies NSS behaviour to reject DH key sizes below 1024 bits,
preventing a possible downgrade attack.

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

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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